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Deputies: Meth lab bust in Iron Station

JENNA-LEY HARRISON
Staff Writer
Catawba County deputies and the State Bureau of Investigation assisted the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Friday in destroying a meth lab at an Iron Station residence, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.
Narcotics investigators discovered the lab two days earlier at a home on Scenic Drive after following up on a Drug Line Tip, the release said.
Deputies charged Chaz Tylor Roark, 19, of 4733 Mutual Way, in the incident. One of his relatives lives at the Scenic Drive residence, investigators told the Times-News.
Deputies said they destroyed some of the materials but packaged the rest to be tested.
Roark is being held under a $50,000 secured bond and faces one felony count each of possession/distribution of a meth precursor and manufacturing a schedule II controlled substance.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Roark has a criminal record in Lincoln County for misdemeanor offenses that include wanton injury to personal property, possession/purchase of a malt beverage under age 21 and simple assault/affray, according to the North Carolina Department of Correction website.

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