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Two separate incidents lead to seven charges
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Courtesy Photo: A Rocky Mount man was charged with cooking methamphetamine after investigators seized this one-pot lab (plastic bottle) and ingredients at a Doe Run residence Friday morning.

Friday, August 15, 2014

By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies arrested three Rocky Mount residents on methamphetamine charges last weekend.

One man was charged with cooking methamphetamine after investigators raided his Doe Run residence last Friday.

Jeffery Todd Lynch, 36, is also charged with possession of ingredients commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, according to Sgt. Lyle with the Narcotics Unit.

Drug investigators and special agents with the Virginia State Police executed a search warrant on the Chesnut Hill Road residence about 2 a.m. Friday, Lyle said.

Investigators seized ingredients and equipment used in the illegal manufacture of the stimulant.

Then on Sunday, Aug. 11, deputies made two more drug arrests during a traffic stop at the intersection of Grassy Hill Road and North Main Street in Rocky Mount.

Cpl. S.E. Richardson stopped a 2003 Buick La Sabre for failing to signal a lane change, he said. While checking identification, Richardson discovered the passenger, Lisa Marie Shelton, 30, had an outstanding warrant in Henry County.

Richardson detained Shelton, while the driver, Bobby Lewis Smith, 49, consented to a search of the vehicle.

Richardson found a one-pot meth lab (plastic bottle) in the passenger side floorboard of the vehicle, he said. Shelton was also allegedly in possession of a syringe loaded with a liquid substance believed to be methamphetamine, as well as several pills for which she did not have a prescription.

Shelton was charged with manufacturing meth, possession of meth, possession of Xanax and possession of oxycodone.

Smith was charged with conspiracy to manufacture meth for allegedly purchasing pseudoephedrine (Sudafed), the active ingredient in methamphetamine.

Richardson was assisted by Sgt. E.L. Mollin with the sheriff's office and the Rocky Mount Police Department.

Both cases are still under investigation, so no additional information is available at this time.

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