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Posted on: March 28, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Suspects arrested with an active mobile methamphetamine lab inside of a car

Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Friday March 25, 2016 deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle in Western Iredell County, and discovered what appeared to be an active mobile methamphetamine lab inside the car.

The area was sealed off and detectives with the Iredell County Narcotics Investigation Unit who are specially trained in how to handle methamphetamine labs responded to the scene. They deemed the chemicals located in the vehicle safe in their current state. The items which were located in the vehicle are used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. After searching the car further, two bags of methamphetamine were located.

As a result of the vehicle stop and subsequent search, Avery Michael Bostain of 104 Deepwater Lane in Statesville and Samantha Marie Ewart of Rockwell, North Carolina were taken into custody and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center.

Both suspects were charged with one count each of Felony Possession of Methamphetamine and Felony Possession of Methamphetamine Precursors. They both were placed under 20,000.00 dollars secured bond.

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