Cooking up a recipe of methamphetamine landed a Springhill man in the slammer Tuesday.
William Rufus (Short Dog) Phillips, 56, of the 200 block of 6th Street was arrested by the north Webster drug task force and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and creation of a clandestine meth lab.
Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd said he went to Phillips' residence, along with officer Brian Montgomery and Webster Parish Sheriff's Lt. Shawn Baker, after receiving a tip from a reliable source.
"We were told that Phillips had a large amount of meth inside his residence," Lynd said. "When he answered his front door, we observed – in plain view – a (soda) bottle containing a dark liquid with plastic tubing coming from the top of it."
Officers said when asked what was in the bottle, "Phillips became extremely nervous," but granted permission to search his residence.
"We located approximately three grams of methamphetamine," Lynd said. "We also located ammonia, caustic soda, tubing and other items consistent with manufacturing of methamphetamine."