Tip leads NC sheriff’s office to ‘shake-and-bake’ meth lab

Doughten (left) and Davis (right) (Source: NHCSO)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Working on a tip, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office busted a “shake-and-bake” meth lab in Wilmington on Thursday.

According to Lt. Jerry Brewer with the sheriff’s office, Timothy John Doughten, 37, and Micheal Jonathan Davis, 35, were arrested for manufacturing meth in a house in the 4800 block of Stillwell Road.

The SBI was brought in to clean up the scene.

According to court records, Doughten and Davis have been charged with:

  • Manufacturing methamphetamine
  • Five counts of possession/distribution a meth precursor
  • Conspiracy

Doughten also was charged with maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for a controlled substance.

Both were booked under $1 million secured bonds.

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