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Six People Charged After Cumberland County Meth Lab Raid

Posted April 9, 2003 12:23 p.m. EDT

— 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 case against one man for more than a year for manufacturing methamphetamine.

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

Meth, also called "crank" and "ice," gives the user a feeling 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.