Shake-and-bake meth lab found on Campbell Swamp

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 28, 2010

A shake-and-bake methamphetamine lab was found hanging from a tree Saturday on Campbell Swamp Road, Sheriff Martin Pace said.

“Two very alert citizens saw what appeared to be a backpack hanging from a tree branch,” said Pace. “It appeared the manufacturing process might have gone awry.”

Warren County sheriff’s deputies found three containers in the backpack, Pace said.

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“One of them ignited, which is why they probably abandoned it,” he said. “Shake and bake can be very volatile and unpredictable.”

Agents from the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics assisted in the investigation. No suspects had been named.

Second man charged in MLK Drive burglary

A Vicksburg man was arrested Saturday in a March 19 home burglary on Martin Luther King Drive.

Deshawn Williams, 18, 780 U.S. 61 North, Apartment 8D, was arrested about 7:15 a.m., said Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart. Williams is accused of taking a purse with $150 and an Xbox 360 game console from a home in the 2000 block of Martin Luther King Drive.

Also charged in the burglary is Marvel Hunter, 18, 1840 Martin Luther King Drive. He was charged Wednesday after being identified by the victim, Stewart said. Williams was in the Warren County Jail pending an initial court appearance. Hunter was released from the Issaquena County jail Friday.