Fairfield County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a woman accused of cooking methamphetamine Friday at her home in the southeast part of the county.
Deputies said they were conducting surveillance at Carol Walls' home when they saw her making the drug. Deputies said she put up a fight when they tried to arrest her.
"As we approached she took a mason jar that had chemicals used for the manufacturing of methamphetamine, and threw them at the base of a propane tank," Sergeant Rod Hamler said.
The fire was quickly put out with a fire extinguisher.
Authorities said it was not the first time Walls faced charges. In late June, she was arrested for making and possessing meth, but was released jail.
Then on Friday, authorities got a tip that she was making meth again.
"So today we conducted some surveillance," Hamler said. "One of our units actually witnessed her manufacturing meth outside of the camper.
Neighbors said they were relieved to see her taken into custody.
"It's a concern but we've never done anything about it because it's none of our business," neighbor Charlene Riffle said. "But if my grandkids were here I'd be more concerned."
Authorities said Walls faces several charges including making meth, tampering with evidence and arson.
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