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Meth lab busted in Raleigh motel

Posted June 24, 2008 3:51 p.m. EDT
Updated June 25, 2008 6:00 a.m. EDT

— A husband and wife have been charged with operating a methamphetamine lab in a motel room off Wake Forest Road, authorities said Tuesday.

Rodney Ralph and Winifred Ralph have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of precursor chemicals for methamphetamine and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine, authorities said.

Wake County deputies and State Bureau of Investigation agents searched a room at the Homestead Studio Suites, 3500 Wake Forest Road, last Thursday night and an SUV in the motel parking lot and found materials authorities said are commonly found at methamphetamine labs, including cold medicine, drain cleaner, coffee filters and a propane burner.

The Ralphs have been at the Wake County jail since Friday. Rodney Ralph is expected to appear in court Wednesday at 9 a.m. Winifred Ralph's court date is July 8.