Major Meth operation uncovered at a camper trailer

“To see this amount of methamphetamine in our community was a very sobering moment"

MURPHY, North Carolina (WDEF) – Investigators in North Carolina say a chase eventually led them to a meth manufacturing operation at a camper trailer.

The case began a month ago when detectives from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office were chasing a BMW over a traffic violation.

They ended the chase with a PIT maneuver and arrested the driver.

They say when they searched the vehicle, they found meth, fentanyl, psilochybin mushrooms, cash and a loaded gun.

When the detectives talked to the driver and passenger, they say they learned of a large quantity of meth being made at the camper trailer on Daylilly Drive in Marble, NC.

They say when they searched the trailer, they found 38 pounds of crystal and liquid meth.

Now a month into the investigation, they have charged  58 year old Carlos Dwaine Palmer  and 50 year old Lars Prentice Johnson with manufacturing meth.

Chief Deputy Chris Wood stated, “To see this amount of methamphetamine in our community was a very sobering moment for us all. To think of the number of people that this substance could have negatively impacted is a reality that is hard to comprehend. The investigators involved in this case showed the ability to take the smallest piece of information and turn it into a seizure and arrests which no doubt make our communities safer. I could not possibly be prouder of them.”

Nc Meth Suspects

Carlos Palmer & Lars Johnson

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