Five Arrested In Surry County Meth Lab Raid

3:14 PM, Jan 5, 2013   |    comments
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Ararat, NC -- Deputies arrested and charged five people in Surry County Friday after raiding a meth lab at an Ararat home.

Deputies say charges are pending against other suspects in this case, including against the 17-year-old mother of a 2-year-old child who was living in the house.

Sheriff Graham Atkinson said Saturday that the search of the home at 109 Charles Beck Lane led to the discovery of a "significant amount of methamphetamine."

The sheriff says this group sold the drug in bulk.

"Usually, we find the meth in packages for individual sale, but at this residence, we found the meth packaged in plastic containers," Atkinson said.

This investigation was part of a crack down across the county, which resulted in several other arrests.

The home's owners, Donald Ray Beck, 43, and 41-year-old Angela Michelle Beck were both charged with manufacture of methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell/deliver methamphetamine, maintaining a drug house and possession of precursor chemicals for the production of methamphetamine.

The Becks are each being held in the Surry County jail under $150,000 bonds.

All five suspects were charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The other five suspects were Andrew Clay Edmunds, 191, Steven Edward Gwyn, 36, and Jennifer Lora Golding, 27. Each of these suspects was also charged with possession of methamphetamine.

Surry County HAZ MAT was called to help decontaminate the 2-year-old living in the home. The child was then taken to Northern Hospital for evaluation. The Department of Social Services will also look into the child's presence in the lab, according to the sheriff.

Surry County Sheriff

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