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More charges filed against couple accused of operating meth lab

Posted July 3, 2008 12:05 a.m. EDT
Updated July 3, 2008 9:25 a.m. EDT

— Authorities in Cumberland County filed charges Wednesday against a couple already charged in connection with a methamphetamine lab bust.

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

Those charges stem from a search by Wake County deputies and State Bureau of Investigation agents of a room at the Homestead Studio Suites, 3500 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh.

Fayetteville police charged Winifred Ralph with one felony count each of possession with distribution of a meth precursor chemical and exceeding pseudoephedrine purchase limits, according to warrants filed Wednesday at the Wake County Magistrates Office.

Police charged Rodney Ralph with one count each of the same offenses in addition to a charge of larceny after they accused him of taking a camera from a Target store on June 3, court records show.

The Ralphs were being held Wednesday evening in the Wake County Jail.

Bond was set at $80,000 for Rodney Ralph and $585,000 for Winifred Ralph. Their first court appearance is scheduled for July 8.