Police break up meth lab in Fayetteville home
Posted December 30, 2013
Fayetteville, N.C. — Police broke up a methamphetamine manufacturing operation in a Fayetteville home late Sunday.
Officers responding to a call reporting suspicious activity at 105 Langdon St. found the small meth lab inside, police said. There was no threat to public health, and no evacuation was required.
Christopher Jevon Purdie, 36, Jonathan Michael Tawney, 28, Benjamin Lucas Headden, 34, and John Joseph Downey, 23, were charged with conspiracy to possess a methamphetamine precursor and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance. Tawney also was charged with possession of a methamphetamine precursor.
All four were being held in the Cumberland County jail under $10,000 secured bonds.
Fayetteville police and agents with the State Bureau of Investigation were cleaning up the hazardous materials in the lab and collecting evidence Monday morning.