‘Shake and Bake’ meth lab discovered in Rowan County


Joseph Andrew Daniels

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SALISBURY, N.C. — Rowan County police responded to a report about a methamphetamine lab in an abandoned mobile home on Wednesday.

Officers responded to the mobile home on Ribelin Road and discovered four “shake and bake” reaction vessels and chemicals to make methamphetamine.

Investigators also discovered 400 grams of liquid methamphetamine.

After further investigation, police arrested Joseph Andrew Daniels, 30, on Thursday. He was charged with manufacture of methamphetamine, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, trafficking more than 400 grams of methamphetamine by possession, trafficking more than 400 grams of methamphetamine by manufacture, and 2 counts of possession of methamphetamine precursor chemicals with intent to manufacture methamphetamine.

Daniels was placed under a $100,000 secured bond and was also served with two orders for arrest for failure to appear and placed under an additional $3,000.00 bond.

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