The second of three people wanted in connection with suspected methamphetamine production in a Moultrie motel room was arrested Monday, two days after a woman was captured.
Sheila Renee Fender was apprehended a short distance from Town Terrace Motel after the Moultrie Police Department was called by an employee who had kicked two men and a woman out because he suspected drug use in the room, police reports said.
Officers who responded to the motel at about 7:30 p.m. were shown a trash can containing a smoking soft drink bottle. The employee also reported the smell of drugs inside the room.
The three who had been kicked out of the room left the scene after the officers ordered them to remain, with only Fender caught at that time.
Officers also found another container which held a white substance among clothes the three had scattered around the area, police reports said.
Agents with the Moultrie-Colquitt County Drug Team found boxes of pills of the type used in making methamphetamine, police said.
The plastic containers were being used to manufacture the drug, team Commander Steve Exum said. In addition to the two cook vessels, two gas generators, acid and lye were confiscated.
If they had successfully finished the process, each of the cook vessels would have yielded two or three grams of methamphetamine, he said.
Fender, 30, 440 Gene McQueen Road, and Matthew Purvis, 25, 122 Briar Road, were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and obstruction of an officer.
Purvis was arrested Monday on Hutchinson Drive, Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office reports said.