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Warrants: Tire shop used as meth lab

Posted March 4, 2010

— A member of the family that owns Capital Tire in Raleigh used the shop as a lab to manufacture methamphetamine, according to search warrants.

Mark Glidden, 39, and Sandra Norris Rhodes, 42, were arrested on charges of possession of precursor substances to make meth after a traffic stop on South Street on Monday, the warrants say. Inside their beige Acura, police found dry ice, Sudafed, starter fluid, a coffee grinder, duct tape and a white powder that tested positive as meth.

Rhodes mentioned to police that her family owns Capital Tire, so police obtained a warrant to search the business at 502 S. West St.

They seized pseudoephedrine tablets, nasal decongestant, Sudafed and white pellets consistent with fertilizer, according to the warrants.


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  • lissarra Mar 4, 2010

    Here's your sign.

  • Jeremiah Mar 4, 2010

    "Over time of course Meth will take its toll on anyone that uses it. "

    as evident by the pics of both of these folks.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Mar 4, 2010

    Who would buy meth, momeeee? Maybe the same people who like to inhale a gaseous product containing 40+ known carncinogens. ;-)

    Of course, cigarettes are also extremely addictive. Hmmmm...so why is meth not legal if cancer-sticks are?

  • taintguy Mar 4, 2010

    Who in the heck came up with the idea to mix all this stuff together, Macgyver? He was trying to make a bomb to get out of the abandoned mine people, not to catch a buzz.

  • LocalYokel Mar 4, 2010

    Just think, if her family owned a Walmart, all the decongestants, lighter fluid, fertilizer, duct tape, coffee grinders, drugs and guns the police could have confiscated and sold.

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  • LocalYokel Mar 4, 2010

    I had my all four tires changed, balanced, aligned at that tire store and they did it all in 5 minutes. Amazing service, fastest in town.

  • Dark_Horse Mar 4, 2010

    He's 39?! Looks like he might have been testing his own product.

  • clickclackity2 Mar 4, 2010

    "Rhodes mentioned to police that her family owns Capital Tire, so police obtained a warrant to search the business at 502 S. West St."

    She must've threw the name around in a hissy fit or as a plea that she was an 'upstanding' citizen. But, didn't realize that police would use it against her. Rhodes..you had a right to remain silent, as well as the right to NOT use your families business as a drug lab. However, it would be interesting if it is found that the family business as awhole is also a meth business.

  • burnhace Mar 4, 2010

    One man's fertilizer is another man's ammonium nitrate.