NEW INFO: Meth Lab Found At Highway 70 Motel

Two people are behind bars after a meth investigation stretched into two Eastern Carolina counties.

During the process deputies and police found a meth lab in a motel.

Charles and Stacy Williams are facing multiple charges from both Jones and Lenoir counties.

Deputies say Charles Williams was arrested after they say he sold meth to an undercover investigator in the Wyse Fork area of Jones County after a three month investigation.

That led lawmen to a motel on U.S. 70 in Kinston where they found Stacy Williams. At the West Parke Inn they found an inactive portable meth lab in the bathroom.

The SBI and the fire department were called in to help clean up that lab.

Deputies say the two face additional charges in both counties.


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A portable meth lab was discovered in a Kinston motel early this morning.

Kinston police say they went to the West Parke Inn on Highway 70 at the request of Jones County deputies. They detained Stacey Williams on charges from Jones County and in the process found the inactive meth lab in the bathroom.

The SBI was contacted to assist in the cleanup. Police say they will release more information as it becomes available.

The motel says "we have it under control", but won't say if guests have been evacuated. There are other cars in the motel's parking lot.


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  • by Grateful JC Citizen on Jan 11, 2012 at 09:39 AM
    Thanks for all the hard work JCSD. I hope our commissioners will all help in your quest!
  • by Shine Location: NE NC on Jan 11, 2012 at 03:03 AM
    W/V Native, Know what you mean but it is here also. We spend alot of money advertizing the baaaaaaaad side of effects of pharmaseuticals ---- why not give someone a commercial on the ingrediant (S) in meth.>
  • by WVNative on Jan 10, 2012 at 03:34 PM
    Folks, you can joke all you want but this stuff is horrifying. Meth has been the bane of everybody who lives in West Virginia or anybody else who lives in Appalachia. It's easy to make with products in your own home. If you don't do something about it now, expect a lot more meth labs and meth heads in eastern North Carolina.
  • by Biased? on Jan 10, 2012 at 12:51 PM
    Why is there not a comment area for the insurance commissioner? Sorry to put it in this post.
  • by ralphie Location: ahoskie on Jan 10, 2012 at 12:34 PM
    what scares me is the thought of doing nothing wrong, checking in to a place to sleep, and the moron next door, or under me, explodes the place. That would be quite distant from FUN.
  • by Inactive? on Jan 10, 2012 at 09:08 AM
    So, if it was inactive...does that mean, if you have the ingedients and hardware to make Meth, you can be charged with having a lab?
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      by Anonymous on Jan 10, 2012 at 10:34 AM in reply to Inactive?
      If the hardware has been used to make meth in the past, yes. If the hardware is "clean" they'll have a hard time making it stick, but frankly, they can charge you with anything they can get a grand jury to believe.
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        by Cleared Up on Jan 10, 2012 at 12:09 PM in reply to
        Thanks for that. Same as if they find a used crack pipe. Residue is enough to convict.
  • by BLAH on Jan 10, 2012 at 09:04 AM
    Stayed there for about two months.Perfect place for a meth lab.What a dump.
    • reply
      by OSOC on Jan 10, 2012 at 10:40 AM in reply to BLAH
      Meth Lab?....or DNC Obama campaign 2012? They will need the money now that Goldman Sachs dropped Obama like a little girl with a goldfish in her hand....
  • by CH on Jan 10, 2012 at 08:42 AM
    Glad they found this and hope the person gets more than a slap on the wrist!! Good Job Officers!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 10, 2012 at 08:24 AM
    Get on it
  • by a Location: nc on Jan 10, 2012 at 08:15 AM
    So, does anyone want Meth to be legal? All you NORMAL'S out there?
    • reply
      by repeat? on Jan 10, 2012 at 11:06 AM in reply to a
      Do you mind explaining what it is you are trying to imply here? I'm not so sure anyone will understand with how poorly your post was made.
      • reply
        by V on Jan 10, 2012 at 11:45 AM in reply to repeat?
        Maybe speaking of Ron Paul legalizing drugs???MAYBE?
        • reply
          by c-had on Jan 11, 2012 at 08:07 AM in reply to V
          Ron Paul IS NOT fot legalizing drugs.
      • reply
        by Anonymous on Jan 10, 2012 at 12:17 PM in reply to repeat?
        thank you, was wondering if i missed something. since you posted i guess i didnt. lol
      • reply
        by ralphie on Jan 10, 2012 at 12:33 PM in reply to repeat?
        Perchance "a" was intending to address the people of NORML- the silly people of the "national organization for the reform of marijuana laws", and trying to get info on whether they think meth should be legalized. Leave both illegal, and get seriously nasty to the infractors, I say.
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          by c-had on Jan 10, 2012 at 02:50 PM in reply to ralphie
          a:You cannot compare meth to cannibus.You really are uneducated on the subject arent you.I guess that explains your stance on legalization. ralphie: It will be legal,like it or not.
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          by c-had on Jan 10, 2012 at 03:22 PM in reply to ralphie
          ! cannabis! sorry
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