Trio Arrested After Meth Bust

Kinston police say on Thursday their SWAT Team and Gang Unit, along with Lenoir County deputies, searched a home on Tyler Road for the methamphetamine operation.

Lane / West / Thigpen

Three people have been arrested after police say they found meth, meth precursors, and a sawed-off rifle in a home.

Kinston police say on Thursday their SWAT Team and Gang Unit, along with Lenoir County deputies, searched a home on Tyler Road for the methamphetamine operation.

Three people who live in the home have been charged.

Kenneth West is accused of two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver meth, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a weapon of mass destruction, and possession of a firearm with altered serial number; Rhonda Thigpen has been charged with maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances; and Alyssa Lane has been charged with maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances.

West is jailed on a $175,000 bond, while Thigpen and Lane's bonds were both $75,000.


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