Rockwell man charged with making meth turns himself in

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Rockwell man authorities say had several mini meth labs in his Windswept Way home has turned himself in to law enforcement. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Joshua Aaron Senk, 32, with manufacturing methamphetamine.
Senk turned himself in Tuesday shortly before 5:30 p.m. He remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $75,000 secured bond. Senk was charged with manufacturing a controlled schedule II substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances, trafficking drugs and possession of immediate precursor chemical; all are felonies.
Authorities served search warrants at Senk’s Rockwell mobile home a week ago, where they discovered six, one-pot meth labs inside and outside the home. The labs are used in a method called the shake and bake process where makers mix cold pills with other chemicals and shake the contents. The meth was inside two-liter bottles.
Investigators say the process is a simpler way to cook methamphetamine, but it is also a volatile method. Arrest warrants say Senk had 28 or more, but less than 200 grams of mephedrone, a synthetic drug. Warrants also said Senk had sulfuric and hydrochloric acids, both precursor chemicals used to make meth.
Senk is expected in court Thursday. Officials continue to investigate.