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Sun City woman pleads guilty to child abuse

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Sun City woman pleads guilty to child abuse

CREATED Nov 2, 2012

Web Producer: Taylor Higgins

PHOENIX (AP) - A Sun City woman arrested after authorities found two suspected methamphetamine labs in her house has pleaded guilty to child abuse.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 36-year-old Brenda Lipe is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 7.

She was booked into jail in April on suspicion of child abuse and drug possession charges.

The Arizona Republic says a backyard fire on April 30 led authorities to Lipe's house, where two suspected meth labs were discovered.

Sun City police searched her vehicle and say they found a handgun, methamphetamine and a pipe.

Authorities say Lipe has three children.

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