By JENNIFER RALTON-SMITH, Staff Writer
BRAWLEY — What started as a request by a resident here for police assistance in helping settle a few marital issues ended with the caller and her common-law husband being booked into the county jail on charges of operating a methamphetamine laboratory at their home.
According to arresting officer Sgt. Mark Gillmore of the Brawley Police Department, Tillie Lomoe, 38, of Brawley called police around 3:30 p.m. Friday to ask for an officer to help counsel her and her common-law husband, 38-year-old Stephen Stone. The couple reside at 673 S. Rio Vista.
In a telephone interview Saturday, Gillmore said he responded to the call and while talking with Lomoe, observed paraphernalia that led him to suspect the occupants were involved in the manufacture of drugs.