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Two men charged in meth lab case
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MONROE - A Brodhead man and a Juda man were charged Monday with burglary and manufacturing methamphetamines after police found a meth lab in a Town of Sylvester residence last week.

Richard Hauser, 35, Brodhead, and Caleb Thompson Vazquez, 25, Juda, were each charged with a Class F felony count of burglary; a Class F count of manufacturing methamphetamines; three Class H counts of possessing meth precursors, waste and paraphernalia; a Class I count of possessing meth; another Class I count of maintaining a drug trafficking place; and a misdemeanor count of possessing drug paraphernalia.

Hauser and Vazquez were charged after an incident on May 18 at a residence in the N3000 block of Rufi Lane, Town of Sylvester. A citizen reported that suspicious people had entered a residence that its tenants had recently been evicted due to manufacturing drugs.

Police found Hauser and Vazquez in the residence, as well as Janesville resident Clayton Stewart Welte, who was charged that day with purchasing methamphetamine precursors. Welte will also face the same charges as Hauser and Vazquez, along with one count of felony bail jumping.

At the residence, police also found a significant amount of paraphernalia for the manufacture of methamphetamine, including scales, syringes, powdery residue, pseudoephedrine tablets and volatile bottles of meth waste, according to a criminal complaint.

Meanwhile, a police report noted that Welte and Hauser were both acting agitated, with behavior consistent with that of people under the influence of amphetamines.

The preliminary hearings of Hauser and Vazquez will take place on July 27. Their maximum possible sentences are 27 years in prison.