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Three arrested in Surry County meth lab bust

Posted on: 2:01 pm, July 19, 2012, by , updated on: 02:15pm, July 19, 2012

Tommy Lee Leftwich (left), Mary Ruth Cook (center), and Dillon Edward Leftwich.

Tommy Lee Leftwich (left), Mary Ruth Cook (center), and Dillon Edward Leftwich.

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Two men and a woman accused of running a meth lab were arrested Tuesday in Pilot Mountain.

Tommy Lee Leftwich, 46, and Mary Ruth Cook, 42, both of 1795 Cook School Road in Pilot Mountain, and Dillon Edward Leftwich, 19, of Pinnacle Hill Apartments in Pilot Mountain, were arrested after deputies said they searched the home Leftwich and Cook lived at.

Deputies said they found an outbuilding near their home where meth labs, a handgun and chemicals used to make meth were found.

Officials said seven marijuana plants were found near their back door and meth, an assault riffle, needles and numerous meth-making chemicals were found inside.

All three suspects face a variety of drug charges. Tommy Lee Leftwich received a $100,000 bond, Cook a $25,000 bond and Dillon Edward Leftwich a $150,000 bond.

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