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Police break up meth lab in Fayetteville home

Posted December 30, 2013

Police broke up a methamphetamine manufacturing operation in a Fayetteville home on Dec. 29, 2013.
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— 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.

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  • maureenmercer1 Jan 3, 2014

    Hope they get billed for the cleanup.

  • Glass Half Full Jan 2, 2014

    In the same block as the Extreme Makeover Jubilee House.

  • CrazyFoxofCary Dec 30, 2013

    I feel bad for the neighbors... living next to that toxic mess and never knowing.

  • Obamacare prevails again Dec 30, 2013

    Beautiful home.

  • mikeyj Dec 30, 2013

    Yep. Go figure right.