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Originally published: 2013-11-14 12:24:45
Last modified: 2013-11-14 12:29:55

Three charged in meth conspiracy

by Staff Reports

Detectives arrested three people Tuesday they believe were part of an organized plot to make methamphetamine.

William Parker, 49, and Elizabeth Parker, 46, of Concord, were arrested by the Watauga County Sheriff's Office and Boone Police Department on Tuesday after buying multiple boxes of medicines containing pseudoephedrine, an ingredient required to make methamphetamine, according to authorities.

They were charged with possession of precursor chemicals and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, according to the sheriff's office.

Officers also arrested Christopher Collins, 46, of Boone, who police believe was the intended recipient of the pseudoephedrine and the "meth cook."

Collins was charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of precursor chemicals after he was found with two instant cold packs, which also can be used in making the drug, according to the sheriff's office.

William and Elizabeth Parker were issued $25,000 bonds and are scheduled to appear in court in January 2014. Collins was issued a $73,500 bond due to outstanding charges from Cabarrus County and is scheduled to appear in court in January.

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