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Agents bust Ellabell meth lab

Man arrested second time for similar charges

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POSTED: December 10, 2012 2:04 p.m.
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George Rountree

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An Ellabell man is in custody for a second time for cooking meth following an operation conducted by the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT). 

George Rountree, 48, was arrested Thursday and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and having a child present during the manufacture of methamphetamine. Rountree is being held at the Bryan County jail, according to a press release from CNT.

Undercover agents with CNT received information last week of a possible meth lab at a Stubb’s Lane home in Ellabell. A search of the property by CNT agents and Bryan County Sheriff’s deputies found a meth lab located in an open area of the home that was shared by a juvenile.

According to the press release, this is the second time CNT has arrested Rountree. In October 2011, CNT and the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department searched the same residence resulting in the seizure of a methamphetamine lab and firearms.

During that incident, Rountree was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine and weapon charges. 

Rountree was out on bond for that case at the time of his arrest last week.   

 

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