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Wilson deputies bust up meth operation

Posted July 22, 2009
Updated July 23, 2009

— Sheriff’s deputies and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation agents busted up an active meth lab Wednesday evening in western Wilson County.

The investigation began at about 10:40 a.m. when deputies received information of a possible meth lab at 7314 Rock Ridge Sims Road.

Once the lab was located, Anthony Taylor, 18, and Dustin Boykin, 24, were arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, felony possession of meth, possession of pre cursor chemicals, maintain a dwelling for manufacturing meth and having drug paraphernalia, deputies said.

Two children were also found at the residence, according to authorities. Deputies arrested Brandy Arrieta, 31, and charged her with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and drug paraphernalia.

Authorities have not said yet if Arrieta was related to the children. She was being held in the Wilson County Jail under a $3,000 bond.

Chrystal Helmick, 27, was also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and was being held under a $2,500 bond, authorities said. Her relation to the children was also not released.

Jacob Hinnant, 23, was charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and outstanding warrants for child support, authorities said. He was being held under a $5,000 bond.

Taylor and Boykin were to go before the magistrate late Wednesday.


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  • auburnogre Jul 24, 2009

    What a way these folks have wasted their lives and have chosen to forgo life's opportunities. Even better, they make this poison and help destroy other people's lives in the process. Oh, and remind me again, bearing in mind the impact on the children in this story, why we shouldn't require a license for procreation?

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  • pantheelsfan Jul 23, 2009

    Wilson has Drug problems and Rocky Mount has shooting problems...
    What is this world coming too... GOD you better come quick...

  • slappyh99 Jul 23, 2009

    Don't blame Wayne Gay for the low bonds. They are set by the Magistrates who have certain bond guidelines they are required to follow. These bond guidelines are set by the Superior Court Judges. I agree they should have been much higher but lets lay the blame where it belongs, not with the Sheriff but the Judges. This is notheing new to this district (Nash, Edgecombe & Wilson Counties). Our newly appointed DA is not doing much to help the situation when he makes a speach and says that the judicial system and the school system are attacking their babies. This speach was published in the Rocky Mount Telegram. Evans has taken a lot of heat over these comments. We are no better now then we were when Howard Boney was DA.

  • bonnnie Jul 23, 2009

    I agree with you dwallace222.

  • dwallace222 Jul 23, 2009

    Wilson has one of the biggest drug problems in the state and the county plays with these little bonds on such a serious thing. Shame on you wayne gay!

  • CarolinaGirl2 Jul 23, 2009

    What kind of bonds are these, what a JOKE!

  • why i aughta Jul 23, 2009

    What kind of low-ball bonds are these?? I've seen $10K for 2oz of marijuana. Apparently they think the minors are already delinquent in Wilson Co.?