Jones Co. Meth Lab Dismantled

An SBI team is now helping to dismantle a meth lab discovered this morning in Jones County and the man under arrest is no stranger to lawmen in an adjoining county.

The Jones County Sheriff's Office says they responded to the scene, along with lawmen from Lenoir and Duplin Counties and the SBI.

Authorities say the meth lab was discovered after the arrest of John Miller. During his arrest, lawmen said the location of the meth lab was revealed.

Court records show Miller, who has a Pink Hill address, was arrested last year in Onslow County on four misdemeanor counts of violating the pseudoephedrine law. He has a January 12th court date on those charges.

Officials had been investigating Miller after his name was flagged for purchasing pseudoephedrine at multiple stores. A state law requires people to register their name when they purchase non-prescription medicines that contain pseudoephedrine, which is a key ingredient in the illegal drug methamphetamine.

Lawmen went to 2960 Mary Tate Rd. in Jones County early Wednesday and found evidence of a meth lab in a warehouse-type structure. Authorities secured the scene, and are awaiting the arrival Meth Lab Team from the SBI to take over cleaning up the meth lab. Meth labs can be volatile and may explode. Crime tape is currently blocking the scene.

Investigators say the warehouse is owned by Miller's father. Miller himself lives down the road from the crime scene, which is where he was arrested just after midnight Wednesday.

Miller is being detained in the jail in Jones County under no bond. He's been charged with the following: maintain place for controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance, possess and distribute meth precursor, manufacture schedule II controlled substance, possess methamphetamine, and exceed pseudo limits.

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  • by Michael S Hill Jr Location: Pink Hill on Jan 14, 2011 at 04:33 PM
    Mr. Dwayne miller and family I dont know how yall feel about me i know i did yall wrong 3 years ago wit jewel but im sorry. i kinda know what yall are going through i had an addiction to drugs for 7 years that yall already know about. but through christ and a strong supporting family ive made it out and im doin better now. Angie be strong you got 3 kids and granbaby that look up to you for strength and support. Just let them know people can change take a look at me im living proof. One of my sisters went through the same thang not to long ago. she is doing better now. look now my prayers go to all yall i love you all. Dwayne i know your a good man inside you never did me wrong. just remember ive fell before but thats exactly what it took for me to change im prayin for you man.
  • by vampire diaries Location: wilson on Jan 13, 2011 at 05:33 PM
    Sheriff: 2 dealers: steev & terry STILL n biz n selma, nc. & nobody shuts them down. Terry was arrested in 10/10 with meth & ghb returnin from atlanta, & they still continue to traffic illegal drugs. Ask Selma police whats the deal: the 1 story house with fancy front yard ornaments and lights year round..Selma...S Wynbrooke at the culdesac...thats the house to BUST! Do your duty and shut them down for good!
  • by Anonymous Location: Pink Hill on Jan 13, 2011 at 03:40 PM
    People need to stop putting this man down! Yea he did wrong, but he is stall a good hearted man and would do anything to help anyone out. And people dont see that now!
  • by Former MPD Location: Virginia on Jan 7, 2011 at 01:12 PM
    Hey Sheriff, outstanding job! Only wish I was still down that way to help you out. Good luck, and be safe!
  • by not blind Location: trenton on Jan 7, 2011 at 08:55 AM
    Thats why I voted for ya! Someone who will be commited to the job. Good luck and I pray for your safety and all the LEOs on the job.
  • by Sheriff Heath Location: Trenton on Jan 6, 2011 at 03:05 PM
    First, I would like to thank all of my supporters. This is a start to a long and hard battle to rid the county of illegal narcotics. I have the support of all surrounding counties, all the State Agencies and the District Attorney's Office. Together we are going to make a difference. In the case involving the recent Meth Lab bust, my agency along with the NC SBI and the District Attorney's Office are handling the case. Thanks again for your continued support. P.S. Good luck drug dealers... I'm Coming!!!
  • by not blind Location: trenton on Jan 6, 2011 at 01:35 PM
    Hope this is a start, maybe next target will be the the "open air" market at rt17 and rt58, that the old sherrif ignored.
  • by WINKY WINKY Location: pink hill on Jan 6, 2011 at 10:35 AM
    STOP BEFORE YOU START METH...... my question is how are you goin to stop something before you start it..... if you have never tryd it how do u no it ruings familys wat ruings familys is people not minding there business
  • by anon Location: wallace on Jan 6, 2011 at 05:50 AM
    TO B IN HAVELOCK, that is how we feel about Havelock and craven county. so there!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2011 at 05:36 AM
    "Chatty Kathy" could actually exist. This could be a person Mr. Miller knows that talks too much and probably helped make his arrest possible (by accident ofcourse). Just a thought for all the paranoid ones out there. Although, I am sure this "Chatty Kathy" doesn't exist. Either way, no family deserves this kind of evil to take place and I am praying for them to have better days ahead.

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