Three people were arrested after Albemarle police officers said they uncovered a meth lab.
On Friday, officers went to an empty house on 703 Efird St. because of a strong chemical odor. Officers found what they believed to be a meth lab. The detectives that responded to the meth lab were the narcotics units, a State Bureau of Investigation special agent, and a site safety officer. The site was cleaned and secured under SBI authority.
That same day, officers went to 734 Mill St. to respond to a domestic assault. A person said two people were involved in a physical confrontation. The officers entered the home and found an active meth lab then called narcotics officers.
Police removed two people from the home and found a third person was in a bedroom and would not exit the house. With the help of the Albemarle Fire Department, the room the person was in was ventilated, and shortly after, he left the house.
Five Albemarle police officers were treated and released from Stanly Regional Medical Center from the chemical fumes inside the home.
On Saturday, a search warrant was issued by the narcotics units of the Albemarle police department and special agents with the SBI. The house was then cleared of all chemicals and posted.
Kenneth Edward Bostic, Jr. was arrested and charged with maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of using methamphetamine, manufacture methamphetamine, and possession of the precursor for methamphetamine. He is in the Stanly County Jail with a $50,000 bond.
Darrell Keith McRae and Heidi Lynn Eury were charged with manufacture methamphetamine and possession of the precursor for methamphetamine. They are both being held in the Stanly County Jail under no bond.
Warrants were issued for Whitney Nicole Hathcock, who was admitted to Stanly Regional Medical.