A Casper man now admits that he was running a meth lab near a school.

Twenty-five year old Steven Salazar, has pleaded guilty to one charge of running a clandestine laboratory.

Police investigators say in middle June, officers along with special agents with the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, executed a search warrant at a house on Spruce Street, which was within 500 feet of Natrona County High School.

They found numerous paraphernalia associated with a meth lab and meth use.

When questioned, Salazar admitted to making methamphetamine at the house on at least 12 occasions.

As part of a plea deal, prosecutors will seek no more than a three-to-five year suspended prison sentence, with 3 years of probation.

Salazar is being held on $25,000 bond and will be sentenced at a later date.

A co-defendant, 48-year old Kim Thomas, has pleaded guilty to providing materials for Salazar's meth lab.

He is also waiting to be sentenced.