Deputies bust meth lab at Four Oaks home
Posted December 12, 2012
Four Oaks, N.C. — 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.