Two arrested after 8 meth labs found
Two men were arrested Tuesday on drug charges after a search of a Deep Gap home located eight meth labs, three marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia, according to the Watauga County Sheriff's Office.
Detectives were led to the house as part of a follow-up investigation from an April 18 traffic stop that led to the arrest of 26-year-old Ian Clement Corneck of Boone. According to police, Corneck's vehicle contained several methamphetamine labs.
On Tuesday, narcotics detectives executed a search warrant at 254 Tiny's Mountain Drive in Deep Gap and found eight meth labs, including one in a volatile state, according to the sheriff's office. The SBI Clandestine Lab Response Team responded to the scene and assisted in disposing of the labs, as well as methamphetamine precursors.
Officers also located three large marijuana plants growing in a bedroom closet, a half-ounce of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, the sheriff's office said.
Gregory Daniel Trivette, 31, was charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of meth precursors, manufacturing marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the sheriff's office.
Robert Carter Schlagal, 26, was charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of meth precursors and possession of marijuana, the sheriff's office reported.
As of Thursday, Trivette and Schlagal were being held at the Watauga County Detention Facility in lieu of $25,000 secured bonds and are scheduled to appear in court June 26.