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Two arrested after Kernersville police find meth lab

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KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Two suspects were arrested Tuesday after police said they found a working methamphetamine lab in Kernersville. 

According to police, the lab was discovered when officers went to 31-year-old Darrell J. Akers home at 216-29 Bost St. to serve him with an outstanding warrant for assault on a female. 

While searching the area, police said Akers and another man, Larry C. Flippo, 40, of 216-28 Bost St., were found at the site of an apparent working meth lab. 

Police said both suspects were arrested after a “brief struggle.” 

Nobody was injured in the struggle, police said. 

The suspects are each charged with manufacturing a controlled substance.  Akers was also served with the outstanding warrant. 

Police said Akers was denied bond on the assault charge, but he was given a $45,000 secured bond on the drug charge.  Flippo was also given a $45,000 secured bond. 

Both suspects are being held in the Forsyth County Detention Center. 

The SBI responded to the scene to dismantle the lab and rid the area of hazardous materials, police said. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

No other details were provided.