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Meth lab discovered at a Hatteras Island campground

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Posted at 7:48 AM, May 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 07:48:54-04

HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C. – Two people were arrested May 17 after the Dare County Narcotics Task Force investigation led to the discovery of a one pot methamphetamine production lab at a Hatteras Island campground.

The Dare County Sheriff’s Office Hatteras Patrol/Investigative Divisions and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Clandestine Laboratory Response Unit assisted in the investigation.

Along with the one pot lab, they also found the precursor chemicals to produce more methamphetamine in the future.

Authorities arrested 33-year-old Joshua Eugene Moreland of Summerville, South Carolina and 35-year-old Messina Denise Moreland of Fredericktown, Ohio.

Both have been charged with four counts of felony Possession/Distribution of Methamphetamine Precursors and felony Manufacturing Methamphetamine.

Joshua Moreland is being held in lieu of a $30,000 bond, while Messina Moreland is being held in lieu of a $12,000 bond.