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Investigators: 21st Meth lab in Lincoln Co. this year found, man arrested

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LINCOLN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Investigators, operating on a tip, located the 21st meth lab in the county this year, and arrested the man they say is responsible.

The lab, which officials say was a "One Pot Method" methamphetamine lab, was found at a home on the 7100 block of Doyle Beam Memorial Road in Vale just before 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Carl Ray Davenport, 39, was arrested and charged with one felony count each of manufacturing a controlled substance schedule II and possess/distribute meth precursor. He is being held without bond pending a first appearance hearing in Lincoln County District Court on Tuesday.

Investigators seized lithium batteries, an Equate Cold Pack, and Draino Crystals (Lye), which they said are chemicals being used for the manufacture of the drug.

Officials say that a crew from the State Lab will visit the site on Tuesday to clean up the methamphetamine precursors. A Sheriff's deputy will be posted at the home until the cleanup crew arrives.

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