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Three Columbus residents face charges after police found a possible methamphetamine lab in a Taylorsville motel room.

Sarah Roseberry, 22, Daniel Michael, 21, and Todd Palmer, 22, face preliminary charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class A felony.

The arrests were made Tuesday afternoon after the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department received information of possible illegal drug

activity at the motel, Maj. Todd Noblitt said.

After deputies on routine patrol arrived to assess the situation, they contacted narcotics officers, who obtained a search warrant from Bartholomew Superior Court 2 Judge Kitty Coriden.

After investigators entered the room at 2:15 p.m., they found evidence of drug use and illegal drug production, including numerous drug precursors and more than 7 grams of methamphetamine.

“Seven grams is quite a bit of methamphetamine to find in one location,” said Noblitt, who said that amount has a street value of about $700.

He said needles, pipes and other forms of drug paraphernalia were found in the room.

Investigators believe the room, which was rented this past Sunday, was obtained for the sole purpose of manufacturing the illegal drug.

Bond for each suspect was set at $150,000. But on Wednesday, a request was made to hold the three suspects for an additional 72 hours without bond.

“That will give our narcotics officers additional time to complete their investigation,” Noblitt said.

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