Meth lab found in Salisbury dog house

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Jared McManus

SALISBURY, N.C. — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a Salisbury man after officials reportedly found a meth lab in a dog house behind a home Tuesday.

In a news release, the Rowan County Sherriff’s Office say they searched a home on Candlewick Drive after receiving information that there was meth on the property.

Deputies believe Jared Anthony McManus, 32, is responsible for the meth labs.

According to reports, he was convicted on April 20 for having ingredients to make methamphetamine and has been on probation since then.

On Tuesday, deputies say they found two one pot meth labs behind the home, one in the back yard and one inside a dog house on the back porch.

Investigators say there was evidence of meth production and found supplies used to make the drug.

Officials say McManus lived in the Candlewick home with family members and was not home when the property was searched. He is now wanted on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession/distribution of methamphetamine precursors maintaining a dwelling to keep and sell a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Anyone with information pertaining to McManus’ whereabouts is asked to call the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at (704) 216-8700.

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