Deputies Bust Lab At Home Where Children Live

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Three people are facing charges after deputies say they busted a meth lab on their Lenoir County property.

The Lenoir County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division executed a search warrant at 4313 Outlaw Bridge Road in Seven Springs, near the Wayne County line on Wednesday. The search revealed a meth lab behind the home and the seizure of between one and two grams of methamphetamine, methamphetamine precursors, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Deputies say they arrested three adults, but there were also three children living at the residence. They are now in the custody of the Department of Social Services.

"It is a sad state of affairs when you have caregivers making meth around children," said Lenoir County Sheriff Chris Hill in a press release. "Apparently these people care nothing for themselves or the children. It amazes me the length addicts will go when under the spell of this dangerous narcotic."

Two people who live at the home were arrested: 30-year-old Winfred Hansley and 22-year-old Molly Braxton. The two are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possessing methamphetamine and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances. Their bonds were set at $60,000 each.

A third suspect was arrested. Jamie Albritton, 27, of Bland Howell Road in Kinston is charged with possession of methamphetamine. Albritton's bond was set at $5,000.

The SBI helped clean up and decontaminate the meth lab.