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* Daniel Chappell and Mary Magnelli arrested after drug agents uncover meth lab in Sonoma County

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Two people were arrested and several gallons of chemicals seized Wednesday night when narcotics teams raided a suspected methamphetamine lab in unincorporated Sonoma County west of Sebastopol, according to the sheriff’s office. State and local narcotics officers went to a home on Darby Road at around 10:40 p.m. after receiving information regarding a possible meth lab in operation at the location, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives reportedly found a dormant meth lab and chemicals in a barn on the property. Agents located precursor chemicals, glassware and equipment needed for a lab to manufacture methamphetamine. As they were processing the materials, suspect Daniel Chappell, 48, of Sebastopol, was detained when he drove onto the property. In a search of his vehicle, officers found a .22 caliber revolver. A passenger, Mary Magnelli, 48, of Sebastopol, was searched and found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine and paraphernalia, according to the sheriff’s office. Agents from the state Department of Justice Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement needed eight hours to safely process chemicals found at the site. Approximately five gallons of chemical waste were removed. Chappell was booked into Sonoma County jail on charges of
manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and being armed while under the influence of a stimulant. His bail was set at $100,000. Magnelli was booked on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug araphernalia. Her bail was set at $10,000.      
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