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Six People Charged After Cumberland County Meth Lab Raid

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. — A huge drug operation is out of business.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, the State Bureau of Investigation and local agencies busted a large methamphentamine lab in Cumberland County after raiding three homes Tuesday morning.

Two homes were on Carolina Avenue in the Haymount community. Another was on Georgia Avenue in the county.

A search warrant says investigators had been working on the caseagainst one man for more than a year for manufacturingmethamphetamine.

In 1999, the State Bureau of Investigation seized six meth labsin North Carolina. Last year, 98 clandestine labs, mostly methlabs, were seized.

Meth, also called "crank" and "ice," gives the user afeeling of euphoria that can keep him awake for up to three days.The drug can be snorted, smoked or injected.

The DEA is heading up the case. Its agents will not comment further on specifics.


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