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Warrant: Father accused of making meth didn't want to lose kids

Posted December 3, 2012 3:48 p.m. EST

— A Johnston County father who was charged last week with making meth at his home told deputies he didn't want to lose his family, according to a search warrant released Monday.

Douglas Lee Brock, 33, and Tara Nicole Bunn, 29, each face seven charges, including manufacturing methamphetamine and child abuse. The couple have two children together –a 4-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy – who have been staying with relatives since their parents' arrests.

The Department of Social Services plans to test the children for chemicals and interview them. They also plan to petition the court for custody. 

The young girl was home Thursday when two Johnston County Sheriff's Office detectives arrived to investigate a report that the couple was making meth. While speaking with one detective, Brock was nervous and "visibly shaking," the warrant states. He said he didn't want to go to jail and lose his children.

When asked if there was methamphetamine in the house, Brock turned his head to the side and refused to answer. He then began crying and repeated that he didn't want to lose his family, according to the warrant.

In a separate conversation with the other detective, Bunn also dropped her head and began crying when asked about meth being made in the home. She then showed the detective two two-liter bottles in the master bedroom that were used to make the drug.

Detectives then executed a search warrant at the home, at 150 Loop Road near Archer Lodge, and seized four unopened 24-count packs of pseudoephedrine tablets, Walgreen's receipts for pseudoephedrine purchases, several glass smoking pipes, digital scales, plastic storage bags and other suspected drug paraphernalia.