Warrants: Tire shop used as meth lab
Posted March 4, 2010
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.