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Two charged in China Grove meth lab bust

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CHINA GROVE, NC (WBTV) -

Two suspected meth labs were found by deputies in a China Grove home Wednesday morning.  

Investigators with the Rowan Sheriff's Office and the SBI searched a rental house on Beth Drive just after 10 am.  Fire and rescue stood by while the dangerous so called "one pot" labs were dismantled.

Nicholas Cody Baker, 26, and Sharon Lewis Bruce, 42, were charged.  Both have prior criminal records involving similar crimes. 

Baker was out on bond from a January 2013, arrest in Iredell County for the sale of methamphetamine.  Bruce has a previous federal methamphetamine conviction in Virginia. 

The search was based on information obtained by the Rowan County Sheriff's Office and the Salisbury Police Department that some occupants of the home were cooking methamphetamine. 

During the course of the search, investigators discovered (2) one-pot methamphetamine laboratories in a bathroom.

Nicholas Baker was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling, possession of precursor chemicals, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.  

Sharon Bruce was charged with maintaining a dwelling, possession of precursor chemicals, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.  Baker and Bruce were each placed under a $15,000 secured bond. 

Assisting in the site safety were the Bostian Heights Fire Department and the Rowan County EMS. 

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