Flanked by firefighters and medics, Iredell County sheriff’s investigators decontaminated two Pennsylvania residents and their car after 190 milliliters of methamphetamine and its liquid precursor were found in the vehicle. Then the pair were arrested.
Investigators were tipped off on Tuesday to the suspects by a local business calling to report the purchase of chemicals that could be used to produce the drug, Sheriff Darren Campbell said. Authorities haven’t released the name of the business.
Meth found in the car had a street value of $47,500, Campbell said.
Albert Lee Donelson, 29, and Natasha Kay Fox, 26, were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine by possession and trafficking methamphetamine by transport. Both were jailed under $325,000 bail.
Campbell said both are wanted by authorities in Bedford, Pa., on meth manufacturing charges.