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Granite Quarry-Faith Investigators Bust Meth Lab, Charge Two Men

2.1.15 – Shavonne Walker, Salisbury Post

The Granite Quarry-Faith Joint Police Authority have charged two Granite Quarry men with having a meth lab following a yearlong investigation.

According to Investigator Todd Taylor, beginning in January 2014 a one-pot methamphetamine lab was discovered on the property of 117 North Oak St.,Granite Quarry, by a resident of the property. The resident reported the findings to law enforcement and the lab was removed.

The men were discovered Jan. 30, 2015 with the chemicals and other items to manufacture methamphetamine. Officials arrested William Dean Honbarrier, 27, of 117 N. Oak Street, Granite Quarry and Wesley James Morton, 25, of 817 N. Salisbury Ave., Granite Quarry.

Honbarrier and Morton were charged with a variety of charges including the manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, trafficking in methamphetamine, multiple charges of possession of methamphetamine precursors, possession of drug paraphernalia, and manufacturing a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.

Honbarrier was additionally charged with possession of schedule II substances, which included Oxycodone Hydrochloride and Fentanyl.

Granite Quarry officials they were aided by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit, the SBI Clandestine Laboratory Response Team, the Rowan County Emergency Medical Services, and the Granite Quarry Fire Department in order to remove the meth lab.

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