Crime

Police: Meth lab found in Salisbury man’s garage

A Salisbury man who was out on bond for one set of drug charges is now accused of operating a methamphetamine lab in his home, police said.

On Friday, deputies with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, State Bureau of Investigation and Salisbury Police Department executed a search warrant on Candlewick Drive in Salisbury, where they discovered a one-pot meth lab in the garage, authorities said.

Along with the lab, authorities found 200 milliliters of methamphetamine oil and other precursors used to manufacture the addictive drug, the release states. Those materials, according to arrest warrants, included grinders, funnels, filters and tubing.

Other chemicals found in the house included hydrochloric acid, lithium and pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient used to make meth that’s found in most common cold medicines, arrest warrants show.

Jared Anthony McManus, 31, who police say lives at the home, was arrested and charged with four counts of possession of immediate precursor materials, two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine by manufacturing and possession, and one count each of manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A judge gave him a $100,000 bond.

Police say McManus had been out on bond since August, when he was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia in Granite Quarry.

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