Investigators said someone broke into a house owned by a deputy and used it to make meth.
Deputy Brian Hollar talked to Eyewitness News after learning someone had allegedly broken into his grandparents’ home to cook meth. Hollar spent a lot of time there growing up before his grandparents died a few years ago.
He said his grandfather would be horrified by what police say was happening in the home.
“He'd be rolling over in his grave,” Hollar said. “He'd be disappointed but glad we were able to catch who was inside.”
Sarah Hall and Austin Setzer were both charged with manufacturing and possession of meth. They were arrested at the home around 2 a.m. after a deputy spotted their car behind the residence and then found the lab inside, officials said.
Neighbors were in disbelief after hearing what officials said happened.
“You ain't going to change people, what they do, but that is unbelievable,” neighbor Bill Michael said. “You'd never believe something like that would happen.”
But the sheriff said the tough economy has left several homes across the area vacant, making them a target for not only thieves but now those cooking meth.
“Be aware of it,” Sheriff Coy Reid said. “If you own one, keep it locked up and come by frequently and check on it.”
Copper wiring was also stolen out of the home at some point. In addition to the drug charges, Setzer also faces a felony breaking and entering charge.