Two men in Richlands thought they would get away with allegedly cooking meth but ended up in the Onslow County Jail.
A press release from the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office revealed that members of North Carolina Adult Probation were conducting a probation visit and discovered a possible meth lab on Nine Mile Road.
Both meth heads, Charles William Lemmonds, 23, of Nine Mile Road, and Reginald Adam Morton, 23, of Tiffany Capon Road, were arrested without incident.
Lemmonds is being charged with felony manufacture of methamphetamine, felony maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, felony conspiracy, four counts of felony possession of methamphetamine precursors, and felony possession of methamphetamine precursor after a prior meth conviction.
Morton is being charged with felony manufacture of methamphetamine and four counts of felony possession of methamphetamine precursors. Officials say officers noticed heavy fumes in the residence and Nine Mile Fire Department was called to help decontaminate the men, according to the press release.
According to officials, Nine Mile Fire Department was called in to help decontaminate the men to prevent any dangerous chemicals from coming into the jail whether transmitted by clothes or skin.
Meth lab detectives from the Sheriff’s Drug Enforcement Unit searched and seized the lab while the SBI Meth Lab Response Team processed the lab, according to the release.
Both men are being held on a $230,000 bond.
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