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Weekend meth busts lead to three arrests in Jacksonville

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Jacksonville Police say they arrested three people in two separate weekend incidents involving meth.

The first happened Saturday, August 10, when officers responded to a drug activity report on the third floor of My Motel on Commerce Drive. Investigators say the occupants were manufacturing and using meth in the hotel room.

"Because of the health hazards associated with the chemicals used in manufacturing methamphetamines, the hotel was evacuated and the suspects and first responders were decontaminated by Jacksonville fire personnel at the scene," said Spencer Lee, Deputy Chief of Fire Operations.

Lawmen arrested 40-year-old Christopher Allen Tadlock and 24-year-old Brandy Marie Wells. Both were charged with one count each of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine and Felony Conspiracy. They're in the Onslow County Jail.

Then Sunday, August 11, a report of a residential fire at a multi-unit dwelling on Williamsburg Plantation Boulevard, firemen discovered a first floor unit filled with smoke, but no fire. Investigators say the residence was being used as an active meth lab.

51-year-old John Anthony Scott was taken into custody without incident and charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine. He's in the Onslow County Jail under a $100,000 secured bond.

"Methamphetamine abuse, trafficking, and production is a fast-growing in our community. The City's Department of Public Safety is had made this issue a priority" said Chief Mike Yaniero, Director of Public Safety.

Some of the signs of a Meth Lab

• Residence or other building structure with boarded up or blacked out windows
• Hoses or tubing running out of a residence or other building structure
• Extension cords running to outbuildings from a residence or other building structure
• Excessive trash (including items such as cold medicine packages, antifreeze and drain cleaner containers, coffee filters, batteries, duct tape, and glass beakers and containers) in or near a residence or other building structure
• Chemical odors (like cat urine, fingernail polish, ether, solvents, vinegar, or ammonia) in or near a residence or other building structure
• Extensive home or building security (e.g., cameras, monitors, fencing)
• Visible areas in the yard where chemicals have been dumped or spilled (such as dead, dying, or discolored grass and vegetation and stained soil)
• Increased or excessive activity in or around a residence or other building structure, especially at night (e.g., excessive amount—or more than would be expected— of foot and vehicular traffic coming and going from the location)
• Dark stains from chemicals in bathtubs, sinks, toilets, or on walls of a residence or other building structure

Please contact the Police Department or Crimestoppers )910-938-3273 if you suspect a Meth Lab.

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