Yadkin Co. meth concerns growing

YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. — Yadkin County Deputies say they have made one of the biggest meth busts in county history.

Deputies say they found over 20 meth labs on a single property near Shacktown Road and Keaton Drive near Yadkinville on Thursday; resulting in seven arrests.

Officials say there was a juvenile in the home at the time of the bust, who neighbors later said was a young girl.

“It’s not good for kids to even have to see it made. Let alone breathe the stuff,” said Timothy Hodges, who lives across the street from the site of the alleged labs.

The juvenile was taken to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, treated and released to relatives.

Yadkin County Sheriff Ricky Oliver says the drug problem in the county has been exploding, with drug arrests increasing by 265 percent from 2012 to 2013. His office says there were 145 drug-related arrests in 2012, compared to 529 in 2013. He says the meth problem is second only to prescription pills.

“They start losing facial colors. The teeth rotting out of their heads and then they just dry up, weight wise, they lose so much weight and [it is] poisoning their bodies,” Oliver said of meth users.

Members of the family who claimed to be renting out the property say that the home is so contaminated that it is now inhabitable and they plan to burn it down.

According to the sheriff’s office, the information on those charged are as follows:

Misty Dawn Miller, 35, of Yadkinville. Miller was charged with manufacture methamphetamine, possession of precursor chemicals, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, felony maintain a dwelling and misdemeanor child abuse. Miller was held in the Yadkin County Detention Center under an $110,000 secure bond.

Jason Robert Ford, 33, of Yadkinville. Ford was charged with manufacture methamphetamine, possession of precursor chemicals, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, felony maintain a dwelling. Ford was held in the Yadkin County Detention Center under a $100,000 secure bond.

Christopher Andre Gregory, 26, of Yadkinville. Gregory was charged with manufacture methamphetamine, possession of precursor chemicals, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, felony maintain a dwelling. Gregory was held in the Yadkin County Detention Center under a $100,000 secure bond.

Christopher Ray Bullin, 26, of Yadkinville. Bullin was charged with manufacture methamphetamine, possession of precursor chemicals, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, felony maintain a dwelling. Bullin was held in the Yadkin County Detention Center under a $100,000 secure bond.

Wilbur “Old School” Donnell McGill, 50 of Yadkinville. McGill was charged with felony possession of Cocaine, a scheduled II controlled substance, and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. McGill was held in the Yadkin County Detention Center under an $8,000 secure bond.

The sheriff’s office says the investigation is ongoing, and more charges are expected.

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