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December 12, 2012

Kiowa man accused of making meth

McALESTER — A Kiowa man was recently accused of making methamphetamine.

Robert T. Swims, 45, was charged Monday in Pittsburg County District Court with manufacture of a controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine) within 2,000 feet of a school and maintaining a place for keeping /selling controlled substances.

According to court records, police were investigating a burglary when they came in contact with Swims. Their investigation led to obtaining a warrant for Swims home in Kiowa, a police affidavit states.

When searching Swims home, authorities allegedly found numerous items associated with the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Swims is in custody at the Pittsburg County jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond and was unavailable for comment at presstime. He is due in court Friday at 9 a.m. to face charges.

Contact Rachel Petersen at rpetersen@mcalesternews.com.

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