Detectives investigate meth lab in Salisbury neighborhood

by: Eric Philips Updated:

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SALISBURY, N.C. —

State and local detectives have been at a Salisbury home investigating a meth lab. They put yellow caution tape around the Bell Street home to keep anyone from going inside, and at least one person is facing charges.

Neighbors smelled strong fumes and noticed something suspicious and called police Monday night.

The house is now boarded up and there is a sign on the door with a warning about what was allegedly going on inside.
Tonya Rodriguez lives next door.

"I don't like it, I don't like it at all," Rodriguez said.

Police said someone in the community said they smelled a strong chemical odor and saw someone in the back yard with propane tanks.

Brian Ford lived in the house with with his mother, who was renting the home, and he is now in jail on drug charges.

His landlord, Mack Evans, was left to clean up the mess.

"The lady had already moved out, but her son was still here and he evidently had a couple of drug friends and they were the people doing this," Evans said. "Every window in the house is busted. Glass everywhere."

Code enforcement boarded up the home for safety and left a warning sign posted on the front door.

Police say more charges are pending in this case.