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Wilson deputies bust up meth operation

Posted July 22, 2009 9:46 p.m. EDT
Updated July 23, 2009 5:48 p.m. EDT

— Sheriff’s deputies and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation agents busted up an active meth lab Wednesday evening in western Wilson County.

The investigation began at about 10:40 a.m. when deputies received information of a possible meth lab at 7314 Rock Ridge Sims Road.

Once the lab was located, Anthony Taylor, 18, and Dustin Boykin, 24, were arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, felony possession of meth, possession of pre cursor chemicals, maintain a dwelling for manufacturing meth and having drug paraphernalia, deputies said.

Two children were also found at the residence, according to authorities. Deputies arrested Brandy Arrieta, 31, and charged her with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and drug paraphernalia.

Authorities have not said yet if Arrieta was related to the children. She was being held in the Wilson County Jail under a $3,000 bond.

Chrystal Helmick, 27, was also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and was being held under a $2,500 bond, authorities said. Her relation to the children was also not released.

Jacob Hinnant, 23, was charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and outstanding warrants for child support, authorities said. He was being held under a $5,000 bond.

Taylor and Boykin were to go before the magistrate late Wednesday.