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Deputies bust meth lab at Four Oaks home

Posted December 12, 2012

— Deputies serving an arrest warrant at a Four Oaks home Wednesday afternoon found a meth lab inside, according to the Johnston County Sheriff's Office.

Preston Shadrack Mayo, 30, was taken into custody. His exact charges were not released.

Deputies went to the home around 3:30 p.m. to arrest Mayo on assault on a female charges from another county, authorities said. When they arrived, they found meth residue on him and got a warrant to search his trailer, where they found unknown quantities of the drug and the chemicals used to make it.

The sheriff's office had received complaints about activity at the home before, including reports of meth production.

"This is a known location," said Capt. Alex Fish. "Today we got an opportunity to lay hands on him because of that warrant, and it worked out good for us."

Authorities remained at the scene as of 11 p.m. dealing with clean-up of the hazardous materials used to manufacture the drug.

Fish, who was involved in a meth lab bust in Clayton last month, said there have been a dozen meth labs discovered in Johnson County this year.

The bust comes hours after a legislative panel suggested that the state require a prescription for cold remedies containing pseudoephedrine, one of the main ingredients used to cook up meth.

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  • Minarchist Dec 13, 4:01 p.m.

    Just a thought...but...next time you're about to go home and "cook up a batch", don't go assaulting a female. Women don't like to be beat up on and they do sometimes press charges. Just goes to show what meth can do to your brain.
    sunshineonmyshoulder
    December 13, 2012 3:10 p.m.
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    AH yes and alcohol is so warm and fuzzy in domestic situations.

  • sunshineonmyshoulder Dec 13, 3:10 p.m.

    Just a thought...but...next time you're about to go home and "cook up a batch", don't go assaulting a female. Women don't like to be beat up on and they do sometimes press charges. Just goes to show what meth can do to your brain.

  • Minarchist Dec 13, 2:21 p.m.

    If they would start doing something to the offenders besides slapping them on the wrist and putting them on probation this kind of thing would slow down. It's a fact if there are no conseqences for your actions you are not going to stop. Don't punish the avereage citizen punish the crimminal!
    frazee
    December 13, 2012 1:38 p.m

    You think drug users should be locked up? If we cant keep drugs out of our prisons what is making our society a prison going to do? You seriously need a law to know not to do meth or you want to make laws mandating what adults put in THIER body? You libs just will never have enough laws. I know meth is bad without a law and there is no law stopping peoople from doing meth. Too much aspirin can kill you....uh oh dont get any ideas!!!!

  • frazee Dec 13, 1:38 p.m.

    If they would start doing something to the offenders besides slapping them on the wrist and putting them on probation this kind of thing would slow down. It's a fact if there are no conseqences for your actions you are not going to stop. Don't punish the avereage citizen punish the crimminal!

  • April NC Born Dec 13, 11:21 a.m.

    The head of the committee proposing the new rules.

    Craig(dot)Horn(at)ncleg(dot)net

  • April NC Born Dec 13, 11:00 a.m.

    You know, they put this measure on the books a few years ago and said a little inconvenience to help stop the meth labs. Now they have reported that the busted a record number of labs this year. Sounds like the inconvenience is not working.

    What makes them think that forcing law abiding citizens to go to the DR for OTC meds will help? I have to wonder if the labs are getting the cold meds elsewhere if they are increasing in number. In which case, what good will it do to require a prescription?

  • cybertazet Dec 13, 10:43 a.m.

    I had to show my id a week ago to buy cold medicine AND they jack the price up also. For 20 pills (CVS brand) it was $20.00... Now they are going to require that you have a prescription for it. So now in order to get cold meds you will have to go to the doctor first and spend more money. The whole system is crazy.

  • ladyblue Dec 13, 10:36 a.m.

    sn't it interesting that we may soon have to show ID, to pick up your prescription cold medicine, yet we don't have to show ID to vote?

    Something is WRONG with this picture.
    CuriousT

    yep I think having cold medicine is a basic right as well don't you?? After all how am i going to enjoy my pursuit of happiness with a nasty cold? rofl.......

  • Save It Dec 13, 10:32 a.m.

    "I've bought cold med. for over 45 years and ain't showed and ID once. Just got some yesterday." - Rebelyell55

    Not with psuedoephedrine in it. Dude just displayed his ignorance and age all in one post. Well done.

  • yabbadabbadooo Dec 13, 10:19 a.m.

    why is this news? He has been incarcerated since 2008 (or so) for 3 years, 8 months (if you add them all up). A few more years - nothing to someone like this.

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