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May 1, 2013

McAlester man accused of making meth

McALESTER — A McAlester man was recently accused of making methamphetamine in a home on East Comanche Avenue.

James W. Irving III, 49, was charged April 25 in Pittsburg County District Court with one felony count of endeavoring to manufacture methamphetamine.

According to court records, Irving was working on a residence on East Comanche Avenue for the property’s owner. With permission from the property owner, police searched the home on April 24 and allegedly found numerous items associated with the manufacturing of methamphetamine, including “a one pot meth lab inside a green plastic five gallon bucket,” a police affidavit states.

When police questioned Irving regarding the alleged meth lab, he claimed to know nothing about it, the affidavit states, though Irving did allegedly say the green bucket was his.

Police arrested Irving and transported him to the Pittsburg County jail, where he remains in custody in lieu of a $100,000 bond. He was unavailable for comment and, according to court records, had not retained an attorney by presstime Tuesday.

If convicted, Irving is facing up to life imprisonment. He is due back in court May 10 at 9 a.m.

Contact Rachel Petersen at rpetersen@mcalesternews.com.

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