Police find precurosrs to meth in backpack left in dumpster


LENOIR, N.C. - Lenoir Police Department officers investigated a suspicious backpack left Tuesday afternoon in the trash dumpster at Barlowe's Laundry.

After investigating the backpack, officers discovered what appeared to be bottles containing methamphetamine precursor chemicals. These are chemicals used in the process of making methamphetamine and are very hazardous.

Officers arrested Anna Dickerson and Dakoda Church for manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.

Dickerson and Church received a $100,000 secured bond. Their first appearance in court is scheduled for Thursday. More charges will be forth coming.

The North Carolina SBI was contacted and lab personnel responded to the scene. They confirmed the presence of a methamphetamine lab and collected the backpack and its continents.

Anyone with information relating to this, or any other crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 758-8300 or the Lenoir Police Department at 757-2100.