A Stanly County man has been charged with operating a meth lab from his residence in the Locust area, authorities say.
John Michael Furr, 43, was arrested last Thursday and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine precursors. He is being held without bond, according to the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators say agents with the sheriff’s Drug Task Force and from the SBI searched the residence on Five Points Road and found a number of items that can be used to make meth. Those included Coleman fuel, household lye, coffee filters, plastic tubing, muriatic acid and glass jars. Agents also found meth at the residence, according to the sheriff’s office.
Crews from the SBI cleaned the site and removed the hazardous materials, authorities say.
Maj. Kent Myers, deputy chief of the sheriff’s office, described meth production as a “growing problem” in Stanly County. He asked residents who might suspect methamphetamine activity to call authorities at 704-986-3727.
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