A Ripon woman could go to prison after a relative living at the same address alerted police to a suspected methamphetamine operation.

Following a police search of a residence at 755 Vermont St. this past September, Amy D. Radliff, 39, was charged last week with two felony drug charges: possessing methamphetamine precursors, and knowingly possessing methamphetamine waste.

Court documents indicate Radliff is a subsequent offender, being convicted of possession of a controlled substance in 2012, and consequently she could face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and $20,000 in fines if convicted on the new charges.

This new case began when a relative living with Radliff at 755 Vermont St. approached Ripon police and told police about finding a plastic bottle that contained an odd-looking substance. The relative said the bottle smelled of chemicals.

Police later examined this Gatorade bottle, noting “It appeared to be waste products from what is commonly known as a one-pot cook for methamphetamine production,” according to the criminal complaint.

Police then were given permission to search the entire residence, including the defendant’s bedroom. There, police allegedly found two more bottles with a powdery waste material, and also “what appeared to be an entire methamphetamine lab contained within a black duffel bag.”

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