Lenoir woman accused of making meth

Nov. 06, 2013 @ 08:18 AM

A Lenoir woman was arrested Monday and accused of making methamphetamine in her house.

Agents with the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office ICE Unit searched a house at 3551 Brook St. and found nine "one-pot" or "shake and bake" devices for making meth, plus more than 2 liters of meth oil, which indicates that large amounts of methamphetamine had been produced there, a press release from the sheriff's office said. Agents also found other equipment used to make meth, along with chemicals, a small amount of methamphetamine powder, cash and items used to smoke meth.

The woman who lives at the house, Rachel Colvard Brooks, 40, had been buying ephedrine-based products at area pharmacies, the sheriff's office said. The sale of that kind of products is restricted because they can be used to make meth.

Brooks was charged with three felonies: manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and maintaining a dwelling to keep or stor a controlled substance. Her secured bond was set at $100,000.