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Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
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Three men charged in suspected meth lab busts
One suspect was out on bond for three prior charges
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Courtesy Photo: Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputies seize evidence of a meth lab in a residence on Glen Meadow Drive in Rocky Mount Friday afternoon.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer

Three Rocky Mount men were arrested last weekend and charged with cooking methamphetamine at two separate labs.

Richard Anthony Faircloth, 46, is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possessing ingredients used in the manufacture of meth.

Ricky Franklin Dillon, 55, and Keith Ray Bailey, 48, are both charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possessing ingredients to manufacture meth and conspiracy to manufacture meth.

Faircloth was arrested when deputies executed a search warrant at his residence on Glen Meadow Drive in Rocky Mount Friday afternoon, according to Sgt. Lyle with the Narcotics Unit.

Deputies seized chemicals and equipment used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, as well as a substance believed to be meth, Lyle said. The substance has been sent to the crime lab for analysis.

On Saturday evening, deputies arrested Dillon and Bailey at a residence on Double Branch Road in Rocky Mount, Lyle said.

Deputies seized chemicals, equipment and a substance believed to be methamphetamine.

Dillon was out on bond, awaiting sentencing for three methamphetamine charges from September 2013, Lyle said.

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