A Casper man will avoid prison time, after admitting that he was running a meth lab near a school.

Twenty-five year old Steven Salazar, was given a three-to-five year suspended prison sentence, with three years of probation, after he 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.