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Lincolnton husband, wife arrested on meth manufacturing charges

Lincoln County deputies have arrested a husband and wife after authorities found a "one pot" methamphetamine lab at their home.

Narcotics investigators last week discovered a burn pit and all of the ingredients used to make the drug at the home of Darrell Wesley Olroyd, 39, and Christina Olroyd. Police were investigating at the home at 1939 River Road after receiving a call on their Narcotics Tip Line.

It was the second meth lab found in Lincoln County in the past week, authorities said.

The Olroyds are each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, conspiracy, possession of meth precursors and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance.

The one-pot method involves mixing chemicals in a small container, such as a plastic bottle, to make the meth. Authorities said it is dangerous because the pressure caused by the chemical reaction inside the container can cause explosions or fire.

The Olroyds were booked in the Lincoln County Jail Thursday.

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