Crime & Courts

Rowan teen jailed on meth charge

A 19-year-old from Rowan County was arrested early Sunday morning on a drug-related charge, according to the sheriff’s office.

Tanner Davis Tutweiler was charged with manufacturing and possession of methamphetamine.

The arrest resulted from a complaint about 1:40 a.m. Sunday from a woman who said someone was trespassing at her home in the 600 block of Gold Knob Road near Salisbury. Deputies said they arrived to find Tutweiler at the home and learned he was prohibited from being there.

The woman told deputies she had found a duffel bag containing methamphetamine-manufacturing items at the home.

Investigators said Tutweiler was arrested at the home on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court on a traffic offense. Deputies searched the residence and said they found a “shake-and-bake” one-pot meth lab, along with a quantity of meth.

At that point, investigators said, they added the meth-related charge against Tutweiler. He was jailed under $25,000 bond.