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Warrants: Tire shop used as meth lab

Posted March 4, 2010 10:36 a.m. EST
Updated March 4, 2010 2:25 p.m. EST

— A member of the family that owns Capital Tire in Raleigh used the shop as a lab to manufacture methamphetamine, according to search warrants.

Mark Glidden, 39, and Sandra Norris Rhodes, 42, were arrested on charges of possession of precursor substances to make meth after a traffic stop on South Street on Monday, the warrants say. Inside their beige Acura, police found dry ice, Sudafed, starter fluid, a coffee grinder, duct tape and a white powder that tested positive as meth.

Rhodes mentioned to police that her family owns Capital Tire, so police obtained a warrant to search the business at 502 S. West St.

They seized pseudoephedrine tablets, nasal decongestant, Sudafed and white pellets consistent with fertilizer, according to the warrants.