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Children found in Fayetteville home with meth lab, three in custody

Posted October 22, 2014 10:05 p.m. EDT
Updated October 22, 2014 10:08 p.m. EDT

(L to R) David Shawn Branham, Tracy Michelle Branham and William Ray Tyler Jr. were arrested Wednesday in connection with the discovery of a meth lab.

— Three people were arrested Tuesday for manufacturing methamphetamine, including a couple whose children were found in a home with a meth lab.

David Shawn Branham, 35, of 374 Saddle Ridge Rd., is charged with conspiracy to distribute or possess a meth precursor. Tracy Michelle Branham, 30, of the same address, is charged with conspiracy to distribute or possess a meth precursor and felony conspiracy. William Ray Tyler Jr., 21, is charged with failure to appear in court and second-degree trespassing.

Police went to the home after coming across a mobile meth lab, located inside a vehicle, outside the Regency Inn at 521 Ramsey St. Further investigation led authorities to the Saddle Ridge Road residence, where three elementary school aged children live, police said.

The children are in the custody of their grandparents, police said.

All three suspects remained in the Cumberland County jail Wednesday night – David Branham under a $100,000 bond, Tracy Branham under a $250,000 bond and Tyler under a $1,000 bond.