CHOCOWINITY, N.C. (WNCT) – The three individuals charged in connection with a meth lab found in Chocowinity Tuesday evening are scheduled for first appearances in court Thursday morning.
Charlie Rose with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office said they had received previous complaints about the property at 113 NC Hwy 33 West. He said their drug unit was already investigating the case before the bust. When deputies arrived, there was an active meth lab cook operation going on.
The home was located in the heart of Chocowinity, just feet away from neighboring houses. Neighbors didn’t want to their identity known, but were willing to talk to WNCT.
“It’s very surprising to have a meth lab over there,” said one neighbor. “Although you hear about them all the time, I hate that it’s in my neighborhood. I’m just sorry that it happened.”
The neighbor said suspicious activity and cars coming and going had taken place at the home for a while.
Chocowinity Fire Department and EMS were called to the scene to assist with decontamination. The SBI was also called in to assist with clean-up.
Deputies charged Heather Williams, 27, Joshua Grant, 33, and Danny Silver, 32. All lived at the same home. They face charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Manufacturing Methamphetamine.
Deputies told WNCT they are looking for two suspects who may have bought an ingredient used to manufacture meth.
Other arrests are expected by the end of the week. The investigation is on-going.