Deputies find meth lab, child in Gold Hill home

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 27, 2012

GOLD HILL — Authorities arrested a Gold Hill man accused of making methamphetamine in his home with a 10-year-old child inside.
According to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, Wesley Eugene Linker, of Hill Road, was charged Friday with two counts of trafficking meth and one count of felony manufacturing meth.
Deputies said they found two “one pot” meth labs, as well as 300 grams, or 10.58 ounces, of liquid meth in a bedroom of the home.
The 10-year-old was removed from the residence when officers executed a search warrant Friday.
An arrest report said the child was placed in a family member’s custody.
Linker, 36, remained in jail Friday evening under a $300,000 bond.
Additional charges are expected, the report said.

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