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Drug officers: Man wanted after investigators located meth lab at county residence

JENNA-LEY HARRISON
Staff Writer
Narcotics Investigators are looking for a man they said had a meth lab inside his residence north of Lincolnton Thursday evening.
Deputies said they were tipped off about potential drug possession at the home and responded to Fitzgerald Stowe Lane around 6 p.m.
While there, officers said they talked to resident Charles Fitzgerald but did not yet have probable cause to search the home. The man also did not give investigators consent to do a search, they said.
Deputies left the residence and returned later that evening with a search warrant, locating a meth lab at the property. However, Fitzgerald was not at the home the second time investigators went to the house, deputies said.
Fitzgerald remains at-large in the incident.

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