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Two arrested in Watauga meth lab bust

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Baxter James, left, and Robert Phillips, right Baxter James, left, and Robert Phillips, right
BOONE, NC (WBTV) -

Deputies in Boone have arrested two men they say were trafficking methamphetamine.

On Monday, narcotics detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff's Office and the Boone Police Department executed a search warrant on the 100 block of Long Street in Boone, according to a news release from the Watauga County Sheriff's Office.

During the course of the search warrant, detectives located and seized 254 grams, just over a half pound of crystal methamphetamine. The methamphetamine had an estimated street value of $30,480. 

Baxter Smith James, 69, of Long Street, was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell and distribute methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling/place/vehicle for a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

James is currently being held at the Watauga County Detention Facility under a $1 million secured bond and is scheduled to appear in District Court on July 29, 2013. 

Robert Hill Phillips, 48, was also charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, PWISD methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling/place/vehicle for a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Phillips is currently being held at the Watauga County Detention Facility under a $75,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in District Court on July 29, 2013. 

Both James and Phillips have pending court cases in Watauga County for Methamphetamine related incidents.

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