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Stolen laptop leads police to meth lab

November 29, 2008

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— Security software built into a stolen laptop computer led police to the central Kansas home of the alleged thief.

Great Bend police say they not only found the missing $9,000 laptop in the Hoisington residence, but they also uncovered components of a suspected methamphetamine lab and a quantity of the drug.

Police said the man who resides at the home, Dennis Price, was arrested on drug charges. Price was booked into the Barton County Jail on charges of possession of ephedrine, drug-making equipment and marijuana. Bail was set at $300,000.

Investigators say the manufacturer of the stolen computer tracked it through e-mail and notified police.

The laptop and a quantity of tools were taken in the Nov. 21 burglary at a Great Bend business.

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