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2 Held After Suspected Meth Lab Discovered

Ventura County | IN BRIEF / VENTURA COUNTY

August 19, 2001|From Times Staff Reports

A North Hollywood couple were in custody Saturday after Ventura County sheriff's deputies discovered cold medicine that can be used to make methamphetamine in their car and then followed them to a homemade drug lab, authorities said.

Joel Alexander King, 27, and Olivia Nann Ogier, 22, were being held at Ventura County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail each after their arrests on drug possession and manufacturing charges Friday night, Sgt. Bob Garcia said.

Deputies spotted cold tablets containing ephedrine, which is commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, when the pair were involved in a minor traffic accident last week in Ojai, Garcia said.

Narcotics deputies followed the couple to various areas in Ventura and Los Angeles counties before raiding their North Hollywood home, Garcia said.

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