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Princeton pair accused of manufacturing meth

Posted August 9, 2012

— A Princeton pair accused of manufacturing methamphetamine were charged Wednesday, authorities said.

The Goldsboro/Wayne County Interagency Drug Task Force received a tip Tuesday about drug activity at 335 Dave Howell Lane, Princeton.
A search of the home turned up methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, authorities said.

John Christopher Hall, 38, was charged with one count of manufacture of methamphetamine. He was held on $250,000 secured bond.

Andrea Strickland Patterson, 33, was charged with one count of manufacture of methamphetamine, one count of possession of methamphetamine and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. She was held on $150,000 secured bond.

Both suspects listed the home as their residence.


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  • n ter tained Aug 10, 2012

    "Nothing will happen until they blow up a entire neighborhood..."

    Like that guy in Raleigh last night?

  • foghat001 Aug 10, 2012

    I would support a mandatory death penalty for this offense, also.

  • ady2756 Aug 9, 2012

    Nothing will happen untill they blow up a entire neighborhood then law makers will realize we need tougher laws they arrest these people within a week they are back out there doing it again. We have a bust down the road from us and I am the only one still considered about the neighbors but i am the close to being blown-up. Hold people in jail until they can pay for the clean up hit them in their wallets not ours as working tax payers. They never pull any jail time....don't understand

  • Relic Aug 9, 2012

    Not only is using it stupid, it is INCREDIBLY dangerous to produce and incredibly expensive to clean up when one of these labs are found. If tax payers realized how much just the dangers and expense of this drug were they would be howling for lawmakers to increase the penalty for possession and production of meth far over that of marijuana or cocaine.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Aug 9, 2012

    How about mandatory death penalty

    No! How about longer terms in prison. Like 50 years to start.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Aug 9, 2012

    When will these grown adults ever learn. I guess when it kills them. People stay away from illegal drugs. Its does your body no good.

  • makeitright Aug 9, 2012

    Don't know how to stop this, drug laws just don't seem to work. >
    How about mandatory death penalty (carried out immediately) for making it or dealing it.. might make a small dent in the problem.

  • not my real name Aug 9, 2012

    meth aint no beauty treatment that's for sure~ Dang.

  • JAT Aug 9, 2012

    They're some rough looking people.

  • Ms.Manda Aug 9, 2012

    Hey I was just doing my civil duty in warning/scaring the general public of the ugly side effects of meth =]