Catawba County authorities arrested three suspects after they uncovered a meth lab Tuesday at a Maiden residence a short distance north of the Lincoln County while they were investigating another crime, Maiden police said.
Officers were in the process of investigating a breaking and entering and larceny call at a home on Providence Mill Road when they said they located a “clandestine” lab inside the residence.
State Bureau of Investigation officials teamed up with Maiden police to search the residence, seizing items used to manufacture the methamphetamine and lab along with stolen property, a department press release said.
Officers charged Maiden residents Hollie Huffman Harris, 36, and Bryan Keith Harris, 34, both of Mustang Drive, along with Matthew Anthony Parker, 40, of 205 Providence Mill Road, in the incident.
All three face one count each of manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine. Bryan Keith Harris also faces one count each of larceny and breaking and entering, police said.
The trio remains behind bars at the Catawba County Detention Facility, each under a $150,000 secured bond.
They are set to make their next court appearances on March 6.