A Weddington man faces meth manufacturing and other charges after authorities Wednesday seized a one-pot meth lab, several grams of methamphetamine, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia from a residence at 4915 Beulah Church Rd.
Jerry Wayne Helms, Jr., 35, was charged with manufacturing meth, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver meth, maintaining a dwelling to keep controlled substances, possession of precursor chemicals, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
A news release from the Union County Sheriffs Office identified Helms as a repeat meth offender, noting previous convictions of possession of methamphetamine ingredients in 2011 and possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana in 2009.
Helms was on supervised probation at the time of his arrest, the release said. He was being held in the Union County Jail Wednesday evening, and his bond had not yet been set.
Investigators with the sheriffs office and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation performed the search at the residence where the drugs were found.