Crime & Courts

3 meth suspects decontaminated, arrested after Statesville traffic stop

Jennifer Suzanne Grant
Jennifer Suzanne Grant Statesville Police Department

Three methamphetamine suspects were decontaminated and then taken into custody after Statesville police found meth-making chemicals in their car Tuesday night. Police also seized a 12-gauge shotgun and a revolver from the car.

A patrol officer stopped the car on West Front Street near Oakland Avenue after the car made what police said was an unsafe movement across lanes of travel. The State Bureau of Investigation’s meth lab disposal unit was called in to remove the chemicals and other meth-related materials.

Police charged the driver, Ricky David Chagnon, 27, of Stony Point, with 12 drug, firearm and traffic offenses. He was jailed on $231,500 bail.

Passengers Nicholas Seth Sharpe, 28, and Jennifer Suzanne Grant, 33, both of Statesville, were each charged with three drug offenses and jailed on $50,000 bail.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak