Two meth lab busts in Stokes County

STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — SBI agents in conjunction with the Stokes County Sheriff’s Department and ALE busted two methamphetamine labs on Tuesday following months of investigation.

Billy Gray Evans

Billy Gray Evans

The first bust was off N.C. 772 near Pine Hall. The second bust was at a home on Covington Road in the community of Quaker Gap just north of King. At the Covington Road home, Billy Gray Evans, 44, faces several charges, including manufacturing methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine, maintaining a drug house, possession of precursor chemicals and felony possession of marijuana. Evans is being held under a $200,000 secured bond. A 4-year-old girl was discovered at Evans’ home. She is currently in the care of the North Carolina Division of Social Services. Chemists from the SBI are working to clean up the meth lab near Pine Hall and arrests are expected by Wednesday morning.