Three arrested in meth lab bust
Three Mitchell residents have been arrested after law enforcement discovered a meth lab in two of the suspects' apartment.
Susan Angela Normile, 20, and Donald Dale Kindt, 39, were living together at 814 N. Winsor, Apartment No. 11, with their 1-year-old child. On Monday, law enforcement found several containers apparently used to manufacture methamphetamine, according to a press release from the Mitchell Police Division. Through the investigation, which occurred Monday afternoon, law enforcement also found residue amounts of meth, substances used to manufacture meth and several items of drug paraphernalia.
Law enforcement responded to a separate criminal matter around 3 p.m. Monday at 814 N. Winsor, the apartment complex where the meth lab was found. When officers arrived, they found evidence of a meth lab, evacuated the suspects from the building and then the rest of the residents.
The 1-year-old child has been placed in protective custody.
Normile and Kindt were arrested for unauthorized manufacturing of a controlled substance and unauthorized possession of a controlled substance.
The manufacturing charges each carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine upon conviction.
The possession charges each carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine upon conviction.
Lindath Kendell Stone, 38, was also arrested on unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, aiding and abetting the manufacturing of a controlled substance and possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana.
The ingestion charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine upon conviction. The aiding and abetting charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine upon conviction.
The marijuana charge is a misdemeanor and carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $2,000 fine upon conviction.