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      Columbia trio arrested in Miss. for meth

      A Mississippi narcotics unit arrested three Columbia, Mo. residents this week on charges of manufacturing crystal meth and possession of illegal drugs.

      The Lowndes County narcotics unit arrested Nathan Bannon, 25, Chirstopher Prtichard, 28 and Sara Richey, 25, all of Columbia.

      All three have been charged with manufacturing meth and posession of controlled substances.

      Agents say the three were on their way back to Columbia from Tuscaloosa, Ala., when they stopped in Columbus, Miss. and "started buying meth precursors," according to a news release.

      After getting a tip, officers went looking for the three and found them at a local hotel.

      Obannon and Richey have also charged with child abuse becaue they had their young kid with them in the hotel room.

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