COURTLAND -- Police say they were able to locate a meth lab in Southampton County by tracking the sale of Sudafed over a period of several months.

Sudafed, a popular over-the-counter decongestant, has an ingredient called pseudoephedrine which can be used in the manufacture of meth.

Southampton County authorities say they worked with state police and the DEA to serve a warrant on a home in the 25,000 block of Hyder's Drive in Courtland last Friday.

Police arrested Christopher K. Barrett, 49, and Michelle Manning, 39, both of Hyder's Drive.

The pair is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

Police say meth and the ingredients used to make the drug were found during a search of the property.

Barrett is being held without bond in Southampton County, Manning was transported to the Western Tidewater Regional Jail with bond set at $3000.

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