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Bond doubled for couple accused of manufacturing meth

Posted November 30, 2012

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— Friday morning, Douglas Brock, 33, stood in a Johnston County courtroom with tears in his eyes and listened to the charges against him and the mother of his children.

Brock and Tara Bunn, 29, face seven charges each, including manufacturing methamphetamine and child abuse. 

The judge doubled the couple's bond at the request of the district attorney's office. Brock's bond was raised from $80,000 to $150,000, and Bunn's bond was raised from $50,000 to $100,000.

The couple's home near Archer Lodge was searched by Johnston County deputies Thursday night. The couple has two children, a 4-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy.

Deputies said the couple's daughter, Peyton Brock, was home when they arrived. Deputies found meth materials in the children's rooms.

During the court hearing, Brock and Bunn signed consent forms for Social Services to test the children for chemicals in their system and to interview them. Social Services plans to file a petition Tuesday for custody of the children, who are now staying with relatives.

Deputies suspect the children were exposed to the meth lab. Hospital staff could smell meth chemicals coming from the girl's skin while decontaminating her, deputies said.

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  • mikeyj Nov 30, 5:33 p.m.

    If relatives want to care for and keep the children-provided they aren't also breaking the law-wouldn't that be better for them than foster care?

    Scubagirl, your write this but try to understand. That there are certain family members that just do not want kids around period. If all of a sudden these two children are thrust upon relatives that have that feeling; It may well re-endanger the treatment these kids get from relatives that think these 2 are a "burden" upon their own freedoms. In setting up guardianship for my own daughter I had to have serious sitdowns privately with family as to be certain they understood my daughter's care was going to be a lifelong challenge. It would not end at 30-40.

  • Dynol Yn Cael Ei Nov 30, 5:29 p.m.

    And as for common sense, you're right - it doesn't seem to be as common as it once was.

    Now sheepskins and book learning trumps all, so people don't nurture common sense like they once did.

    And here we are...often surrounded pretty much by educated non-thinkers who can't figure out their right sock from their left one.

    (And for those who don't know and get caught up in over thinking that, there is no difference. sigh)

  • Dynol Yn Cael Ei Nov 30, 5:27 p.m.

    justcommonsense - "Interesting that so many here seem to know what meth smells like..hmmmm."

    Some of us have been around for a long time, before meth (along with a few other drugs) was as controlled a substance as it is now.

  • Dynol Yn Cael Ei Nov 30, 5:25 p.m.

    "And there's no way someone else in that family didn't know what they were doing. PERIOD!!!"

    And, anyone who lived near them. It's not difficult to detect in the air, like being near a still is easy to detect.

  • Dynol Yn Cael Ei Nov 30, 5:24 p.m.

    JCC - "As to searching the web about meth production... why in the world would I research something that I have no interest in."

    It helps one to understand without question rather than to question what others already know about - perhaps through personal experience, or because THEY used the www to research it before commenting on it.

  • justcommonsense Nov 30, 5:08 p.m.

    Glad you are so all know Heuman Bean about what others may or may not know.

    As to searching the web about meth production... why in the world would I research something that I have no interest in. Not too mention the fact that the last time I checked information on the web, tv or radio did not include scratch and sniff. One can describe an odor on paper, but that does not equate to actually knowing the smell.

    As to not being close to (you know, geographical proximity...or not up in each others business every day)..family or seeing them frequently...that is not a strange thing to say. Happens to be reality for a great many of us.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 30, 5:02 p.m.

    What a strange thing to say!

    It so true. So go ahead and admit it.

  • Dynol Yn Cael Ei Nov 30, 4:56 p.m.

    justcommonsense - "And, if you aren't close to your family in that you see them frequently, you wouldn't know either."

    What a strange thing to say!

    I don't need to be close to that family to know what meth production smells like. Anyone who doesn't know only needs to research it on the big wide wonderful world wide web.

    And there's no way someone else in that family didn't know what they were doing. PERIOD!!!

  • justcommonsense Nov 30, 4:55 p.m.

    @radium.... common sense is severly lacking in society today. There is so much more to the problem. But, the first line of action is always to have the state take the kids... regardless of whether or not there may be family to care for them.

    Interesting that so many here seem to know what meth smells like..hmmmm.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 30, 4:50 p.m.

    frequently, you wouldn't know either.

    justcommonsense

    Good comment and right on point.

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