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Deputies have charged two people this week, saying a probation officer's tip led to the discovery of a suspected methamphetamine manufacturing operation July 25 at the couple's residence.
Penelope Kathryn Hewitt, 39, and Gregory Seth Kiser, 46, both of 1885 Campbell Rd,, each face a felony charge of drug violations and a misdemeanor charge for possessing drug paraphernalia, according to Catawba County Sheriff's Office arrest reports.
According to deputies, after receiving a tip from Hewitt's probation officer, officers searched the residence in the early morning hours of July 25, while Hewitt and Kiser were both present.
To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.