Feds arrest 5 on meth charges

 

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

ELLERBE — Members of federal and Richmond County law enforcement agencies completed a day-long sweep that resulted in the arrests of four men and one woman.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Authorities were acting under a federal sealed indictment issued by a grand jury convened by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Middle District of North Carolina, based in Greensboro. Arrested were Larry Shane King, John Monroe Wilson, Michael Anthony Treece, Lisa Raines Tingle and Richard Allen Mabe.

At a home in the 600 block of Crawford Road in Ellerbe, uniformed sheriff’s deputies, complete with semi-automatic weapons, and plain-clothed officers late Wednesday afternoon appeared to be in a good mood. At about 3:15 p.m., they could be seen huddled between the driveway and single-story rancher. The demeanor appeared to be calm, with the situation well under control.

The home is situated on 1.51 acres and owned by Kathleen and Wilson Raines, according to online property records.

Officials filed the sealed indictment on Nov. 25. The five were wanted for conspiring to make and manufacture methamphetamine “from in or about 2013, continuing up to and including the present …,” according to the indictment, “knowingly and intentionally did unlawfully conspire, combine, confederate and agree together and with each other to commit offenses against the laws of the United States.”

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Specifically, each of the five suspects are charged with:

* Knowingly, intentionally and unlawfully distribute quantities of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance;

* Knowingly, intentionally and unlawfully manufacture quantities of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine;

* Knowingly, intentionally and unlawfully possess pseudo ephedrine, a List I chemical;

* Knowingly, intentionally and unlawfully possess equipment, chemicals, products and materials which may be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

The indictment was signed by Clifton T. Barrett, assistant U.S. attorney, and Ripley Rand, U.S. attorney.

King is due in Richmond County District Court on a misdemeanor charge of assault on a female.

Treece, 56, is due in Superior Court on Feb. 16 on eight felony drug charges. It was not immediately clear if these charges are stemming from today’s arrest.

Mabe, 49, is due in Richmond County traffic court on Dec. 18 for driving with a revoked license.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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