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Police: Active meth lab found while responding to domestic violence

William Hale (Photo Source: Gulfport Police Department) William Hale (Photo Source: Gulfport Police Department)
Barry Melton (Photo Source: Gulfport Police Department) Barry Melton (Photo Source: Gulfport Police Department)

By WLOX Staff

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Gulfport Police arrested two men Wednesday morning for precursors of an active Meth Lab.

45-year-old Barry Melton of Gulfport was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping, possession of mathamphetamine, manufacturing of methamphetamine, possession of two or more precursors and manufacture of hazardous waste. 

Police also arrested 42-year-old William Hale of Gulfport and charged him with possession of mathamphetamine, manufacturing of methamphetamine, possession of two or more precursors and manufacture of hazardous waste.

Around 8:30 Wednesday morning, Gulfport Police responded to a call in the 2800 block of Palmer Drive for a report of domestic assault. Upon arrival, the victim was found bound with multiple injuries. She was taken to Memorial Hospital for her injuries.

While arresting Melton, officers found Hale inside the residence. That's when they found the precursors of an active meth lab.

Melton and Hale were taken to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center in lieu of bond. Melton is being held on a bond of $245,000, and Hale's bond was set at $80,000. Bond was set by Justice Court Judge Gene Dedeaux.

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