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Hope Mills man charged with running two meth labs

Posted May 6, 2010

— A Hope Mills man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he ran two methamphetamine labs, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

Maxwell Lee Taylor III, 35, of 4917 Madison Drive, operated meth labs at his residence and at 1965 John McMillan Road, said Debbie Tanna, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office.

Taylor was charged with four counts of drug possession, two counts each of manufacturing a controlled substance and maintaining a dwelling for manufacturing a controlled substance, and one count of possession of methamphetamine.

He was being held in the Cumberland Count Detention Center Thursday under a $150,000 bond.


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  • wildcat May 6, 2010

    From the looks of the picture, looks like he is a user. Its so sad how many turn to drugs instead of something that is good. Illegal drugs is killing these people and they cannot not see that.

  • wildcat May 6, 2010

    Ok, good. But that don't get them all.

  • TontoKozlowski May 6, 2010

    Wow, he was a hardworking entrepreneur! 2 meth labs at one time?