NEW INFO: Meth Lab Raided, Three People In Custody

A week long investigation into meth in Duplin County lands three people behind bars after the discovery of a meth lab in a quiet residential area.

Duplin County Sheriff Blake Wallace says they found a meth lab and evidence of recently cooked meth on Oak Lane in Potter's Hill.

Christopher Lanier, 29 of Beulaville is charged with felony conspiracy, possession of meth, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Patricia Swinson, also 29 of Beulaville is charged with felony conspiracy to manufacture meth. Charles Quinn of Pink Hill is jailed on three counts of possess/distribute/manufacture meth, felony conspiracy and possession of paraphernalia.

Quinn's bond is set at $150,000, while Swinson and Lanier both have $25,000 bonds.

The State Bureau of Investigation was called in last night to help clean up the meth lab.


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  • by Biker Dude Location: Potters Hill Diner on Jan 21, 2012 at 06:46 AM
    I'm glad that they were caught and hope their family has enough love for them not to bail them out of jail. Meth is sucking the life out of so many young white people.
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      by jankstar on Feb 6, 2012 at 05:09 AM in reply to Biker Dude
      mmm-hmmm
  • by Mr.Weisenhimmer on Jan 20, 2012 at 04:39 PM
    They should be made to use all of their product then have to go cold turkey and then deal with that monkey on their back.
  • by william Location: brogden on Jan 19, 2012 at 08:31 PM
    Good Job Duplin County Sheriffs Dept ,now you can hog the spot light making a small matter into a big deal again,the boys have spent the day into the evening cleaning up this big meth lab an it could of took no less than a hour to clean it up an they no this also,but there are at least 30 officers on site standing around getting that moment of fame,get wise folks its all propaganda blakes boys are hard up for fame..
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      by Anonymous on Jan 20, 2012 at 11:05 AM in reply to william
      "Small matter." You must haven't had a family member or friend involved with meth. You must haven't seen the damage it can do to the families of loved one who have lost a sister, brother, cousin, mama, or daddy to meth. And I'm not talking about actual death. To the ones that have suffered these losses it is a "big deal."
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        by In reply to William on Jan 20, 2012 at 12:09 PM in reply to
        I think you should know what your talking about before you make an dumb statement such as "Making a small matter into a big deal". Obviously you have never seen a house blow up because of a meth lab. Obviously you have never seen the true damage these labs can create. Obviously you dont know that the SBI actually cleans up SBI labs because it take a special team for experts to be able to safely clean these labs up....google is a wonderful thing .....expand your knowledge to help yourself from making ill advised comments
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          by earl on Jan 27, 2012 at 10:37 AM in reply to In reply to William
          canyou explain how they clean up these labs
  • by me Location: Bayboro on Jan 19, 2012 at 06:13 PM
    Thanks. Keep up the good work. Meth is a horrible drug and has ruined many lives.
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      by c-had on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:33 PM in reply to me
      Indeed.How wonderfull would it be if the cops focused on real drugs like crack ,meth, and heroin instead of screwing with tax paying Cannabis users.It is important to note that they(cops) have to enforce the laws on the books.It doesnt make it right though..............
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        by 250 on Jan 20, 2012 at 01:49 AM in reply to c-had
        This falls with my reply to "me" above. Weed is illegal. No I am not anti weed. Because it not legal we do not have true stats on just what happens with use or overuseage. My drinking age was 18. Beer buzzes were cool. I vowed never to try weed. I tried weed, and it was alright. Vowed never to drink and smoke. It happened that on a few occasions one led to ther other. Vowed never to go harder. While in service I "sampled" Hash. That scared the hell outta me. Next up was speed in pill form. wow, it was cool. A while later I sitting in a barracks room 'snorting' black beauties. I suddenly took a deep look into me and gave up "illegal escapes". Now it hot bath, scented candle and soft music/ SOBER! If weed were legal we would start getting stats about car accidents, robberies for "buy money" and canibis storage facilities broken into etc. Do we really want to open that can of worms. In my own opinion if you want a plant or 2 in your back yard go for it. BEST do it responsibly or expect the laws to hit you. I am good with my, ginger sage and hot sauce.
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      by 250 on Jan 20, 2012 at 01:35 AM in reply to me
      Meth is a horrible drug and has ruined many lives. ANY substance can be abused! Meth is horrible; great statement. I will disagree with your second portion of that sentence. "METH" did not ruin many lives. It purely falls back to the individual(s) that make a concious decision to experiment with it that ruined "their" own lives. When I was younger and stupider in the service there was a thing called "Nyquil Thrill". Some used that substance to escape. Next time you are out to eat, observe the 1-2 people that pick up the black pepper and shake it almost non stop. It all falls back to the person.
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        by Votto on Jan 20, 2012 at 11:45 AM in reply to 250
        What does pepper have to do with anything? And even though weed is illegal there are stats out there. And the stats state that weed has been less of a burden on society than nicotine and alcohol, both are killers, there are studies coming out now that weed doesnt even impact lung function. Its ridiculous if any person is antiweed but ok with cigarettes and alcohol, its called ignorance.
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          by ashleesboss on Jan 20, 2012 at 12:58 PM in reply to Votto
          Bravo votto!
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          by RealSpill on Jan 20, 2012 at 03:23 PM in reply to Votto
          Meth is a terrible drug, no doubt. Weed, on the other hand is not, but still is illegal. The laws are there to protect us, even though many seem bias and unfovorable to the working class. Alcohol, is legal, yet many of us have seen the damages it can do. These laws that bound and restrict us all seem to be tied to one thing. Money, the root of all evil.
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        by oh nooos on Jan 20, 2012 at 06:43 PM in reply to 250
        I like the black pepper on my food, does this mean I'm goin to try meth next?
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