NC men arrested in rolling meth lab parked at Walmart

James Russell Hash, 33, and John Richard Patrick, 40, both of Rockingham.

James Russell Hash, 33, and John Richard Patrick, 40, both of Rockingham.

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — Two North Carolina men accused of using a stolen truck as a meth lab were arrested outside of a Walmart.

YourDailyJournal.com reported that James Russell Hash, 33, and John Richard Patrick, 40, both of Rockingham, were arrested earlier this week and face charges.

Authorities said the suspects were arrested in a Walmart parking lot and meth and meth ingredients were found in the stolen pickup truck. The truck was reported stolen from a local dealership.

Hash faces charges including possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, possession of meth precursors and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Patrick was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

Hash was jailed under a $20,000 secured bond and Patrick a $5,000 secured bond. Both suspects have court planned for Sept. 4.

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