Hazardous fumes spewing out of one home turned out to be the second meth lab busted in Lenoir County Monday as authorities put five people behind bars in connection with creating the drug.
Dressed from head-to-toe in yellow Haz-mat suits--investigators busted a second meth lab in Lenoir County in a matter of hours.
Sherman Potter and Michael Tyndall were arrested Monday afternoon at a trailer-home on Irene Lane just hours after officials say a narcotics team acted on a tip and discovered a meth lab cooking up the drug off of Highway 11 south, outside of Kinston. That's where the lawmen arrested Kevin Smith, Rex ford Smith, and Amber Hill.
All five people are being held at the Lenoir County jail under a $25,000 bond each. All five people are expected to be in court later this week.
Lenoir County deputies have found a second meth lab in the same day.
Just before noon narcotics detectives say the found a working meth lab at 1055 Irene Drive in Kinston. There they arrested Sherman Potter of Kinston and Michael Tyndall of Deep Run for manufacturing meth, maintaining a dwelling for meth and conspiracy to manufacture meth.
The SBI Haz-mat team will be used to collect evidence from the meth lab.
Three people have been charged with manufacturing meth after deputies say they found a working meth lab in Lenoir County.
Kevin Smith and Amber Hill, both of Kinston and Rex ford Smith of Deep Run are charged with possession and manufacturing meth along with maintaining a dwelling for meth.
Deputies say acting on a tip, narcotics detectives went to 2660 Highway 11 South around midnight. The officers say they smelled odors associated with a meth cooking operation and those inside eventually admitted they were making meth.
The SBI Haz-mat team is assisting deputies with the search of the home.
All three people had bonds set at $25,000 each.