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Three people are behind bars in Lenoir County and awaiting a Monday morning first appearance after deputies said a child welfare check turned into a meth operation bust.
Lenoir County Sheriff Chris Hill said narcotics investigators accompanied the Department of Social Services after DSS had received a complaint that meth was being made at a home with children present on the 500 block of Joe Nunn Road.
Sheriff Hill said investigators smelled a strong odor of chemicals coming from the home Friday morning during the welfare check, and also spotted a generator in a burn pile that’s believed to have been used in the meth operation.
Officials said a warrant was obtained and more items consistent with a meth operation were found.
Hill says that Jennifer Grady, Melissa Rouse and Brandon Bowden were arrested.
We’re told that Grady and Bowden have both been charged with maintaining a location for meth, manufacturing meth, and possessing precursors to meth.
Rouse has been charged with possession of meth, and maintaining a location for meth.
Bowden and Grady are being held on an $80,000 bond, while Rouse was given a $6,500 bond.
Court records show all three are due to go before a judge Monday for their first appearance on the charges.
DSS has stepped in to assist the children involved.
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