Dec 13 2017

Breaking & Entering Investigation Leads To Discovery Of Meth Lab

On Monday December 11, 2017 Deputies with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office were called to a residence off of Poplar Springs Road in reference to a Breaking and Entering of a residence. Deputies developed suspects at 546 Poplar Springs Road and made contact with two suspects at that residence. While conducting a search of this residence Deputies located items that were consistent with the Manufacture of Methamphetamine. Alexander County Narcotics Officers then arrived at the scene and contacted the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation for assistance with the removal of hazardous materials from the residence. Two arrests were made on scene. Arrested were: Randy Lee Sharpe age 35 of 546 Poplar Springs Road, Statesville and Tyler Joseph Smith age 27 also 546 Poplar Springs Road, Statesville. Both were charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine, Manufacture Methamphetamine and Possession of Precursor Chemicals. Bond was set at $150,000.00. A Court date of December 18, 2017 has been set. The Investigation is continuing.

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