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Trio faces drug, child abuse charges after meth lab bust

Posted June 5, 2011 8:45 a.m. EDT
Updated June 5, 2011 4:02 p.m. EDT

— Three adults face drug and child abuse charges after authorities found two young children inside a Durham County home being used as a meth lab, according to the sheriff's office.

Deputies removed the children and the adults – identified as Crystal White, 38, Albert Carroll, 40, and Daniel Johnson, 30 – after State Bureau of Investigation agents raided a home in the 800 block of Mineral Springs Road Friday night. Deputies said the children are being taken care of.

All three suspects were charged with manufacturing meth, misdemeanor child abuse, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

White and Johnson also face a charge of possession and distribution of meth, and Carroll was also served outstanding warrants from another state.

They were all placed in the Durham County jail and scheduled to appear in court Monday.

White was given a $1,000,500 bond, while Carroll and Johnson received separate $1 million bonds.

Johnson has 23 convictions dating to 2000 in Durham, Wake and Granville counties, according to state Department of Correction records. His offenses include carrying a concealed weapon, felony breaking and entering, felony larceny, drug possession and numerous traffic offenses.

DOC records show that Carroll has a single previous conviction in North Carolina, for driving while impaired in 1990.