One-pot meth lab found in Enochville home
Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 6, 2013
ENOCHVILLE — An undercover drug deal led to an Enochville man’s arrest and the discovery of a “one-pot” meth lab at his home.
The Kannapolis Police Department says one of its officers bought about half a gram of methamphetamine from Todd Steven Barbee, 48, whose address is listed as 6673 Roberts Drive in Kannapolis.
When police took Barbee into custody Tuesday and interrogated him, Barbee admitted he had a meth lab at his house and gave consent for them to search it.
In his house, the State Bureau of Investigation found a “one-pot” meth lab, which is a quick process for making the drug that uses a plastic soda bottle. Police say investigators also found a few grams of finished methamphetamine as well as unprocessed “meth oil.”
Barbee was charged with felony counts of manufacturing a controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of an immediate precursor chemical.
He was given a $90,000 bond and placed in the Rowan County Detention Center.