8 charged in NC meth lab bust

STATESVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) – Eight people were charged in a three-month undercover investigation in Iredell County, deputies announced Thursday.

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received complaints about a home on Estes Road being suspected of drug sales. Deputies conducted hours of surveillance watch on the home and received continued community assistance regarding the case.

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A search warrant was executed after deputies say purchases of methamphetamine were made at the home.

Eight people were charged in the case.

  • Bryan Ashley Blansett, 46, was charged with two felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, a felony count of possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver methamphetamine and one count possession of marijuana. He received a $750,000 secured bond.
  • Dallas Lancaster, 21, was charged with a felony count of trafficking in methamphetamine and received a $150,000 secured bond.
  • Gary Wayne Anderson, 42, was charged with a felony count of trafficking in methamphetamine and received a $100,000 secured bond.
  • Addialyn Shea Poston, 21, was charged with a felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance, one count of possession of marijuana. She received a $25,000 secured bond.
  • Hank Dakota Mitchem, 20, was charged with felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance, one count of possession of marijuana. They received a $16,000 secured bond.
  • Adam MacKenzie Arabis, 27, a felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance and one count of possession of marijuana. He received a $15,000 secured bond.
  • Loren Dave Moore, 44, was charged with maintain vehicle to deliver controlled substance. He received $5,000 secured bond.
  • Tabitha Sue Sprankle, 24, was charged with a felony count of possession schedule II substance and a count of possession of drug paraphernalia. She received a $5,000 secured bond.

“Neighbors can allow their children to play in the area once more they can walk around their neighborhood without fear of something happening at this residence. The people who were using this house to make meth are criminals with criminal histories and we will not tolerate them in our county and we will continue to target and aggressively go after these suspects,” Sheriff Campbell said.

Deputies say they collected evidence from the residence, including three one-pot meth labs.

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