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Livingston police find meth lab near intermediate school
Polk County Enterprise - October 2009
BY VALERIE REDDELL
LIVINGSTON — Acting on a tip from local pharmacies Friday, Livingston Police Officer Rob Atkins went to a residence in the 900 block of Noblitt Street and found the occupant engaged in the final stages of manufacturing methamphetamines. Atkins said Bradfield Schindehette, 43, of Livingston had purchased several boxes of over-thecounter sinus medications used in the manufacture of methamphetamines. The drug stores told Atkins that iodine and other chemicals commonly used in meth. Atkins located Schindehette’s residence and obtained a search warrant from Municipal Judge Mack Coats. During the search, Atkins found a powdery substance that field testing indicated was methamphetamine. The search also revealed additional quantities of what appeared to be meth in the final stages of the manufacturing process. “He wasn’t actually cooking there, he did that at another location. He was conducting the evaporation process at the house,” Atkins said. The cooking process also causes a distinctive, toxic odor. Schindehette was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance in a drugfree zone, a first degree felony, and possession of chemicals with the intent to manufacture, a second degree felony.