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Police remove 3 children from possible meth lab

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
cwootson@charlotteobserver.com

Investigators in Lincoln County arrested three people in connection with a possible methamphetamine lab on Biggerstaff Road.

Deputies also removed three children from the home and placed them with family members.

Angela Morrissette, 20, and Sara Elizabeth Jackson, 23, were both charged with felony possession of a meth precursor and a misdemeanor count of child abuse. Carissa Rae Morrissette was charged with possession of a meth precursor and with carrying a concealed weapon. A fourth suspect is expected to be charged later Wednesday.

Lincoln County narcotics investigators were assisting Maiden Police on an open investigation when they located a suspect vehicle on Biggerstaff Road, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. They asked to search the vehicle and found precursor chemicals used in “One Pot” methamphetamine production.

In the one pot method, meth producers combine all the ingredients in one container, usually a soda bottle, in a certain order. But like other methods of meth production, it produces volatile chemicals that can explode.

After searching the car, investigators applied for a search warrant for the home and found other materials used in making meth including: drain opener chemicals, pseudoephedrine, camp fuel and cold medication packs.

Samples of the materials were taken to the State Bureau of Investigation’s lab for testing. Then deputies neutralized the chemicals and stored them in a secure location.

Wootson: 704-358-5046; Twitter: @CleveWootson
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