WCSO: Man arrested after officers find 'meth oil'
by Staff Reports
On June 9, Narcotics Detectives and Patrol Deputies from the Watauga County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant on the residence of 232 Bluebird Lane in Boone.
According to a release sent by the Sheriff's office, the search was obtained after drug paraphernalia was located in the residence during the execution of an arrest warrant on Joshua Edward Baird.
During the course of the search, Detectives located two mason jars with a clear liquid, which was identified as methamphetamine oil.
The chemical process to create "meth oil" is the final stage in the manufacturing process before the oil is synthesized into methamphetamine.
Joshua Edward Baird, 27, of 157 Carriage Street, Mountain City, TN, was charged with manufacture of methamphetamine according to the release.
Baird was given no bond because of his past history of Methamphetamine offenses.
Prior to his recent arrest on June 9, 2014, Baird was out on bond for four separate Methamphetamine offenses according to the Sheriff's Office.
- On January 5, 2013, Baird was charged with 2 counts of Conspiracy to Manufacture and 2 counts of Possess/Distribute Meth Precursors.
- On September 23, 2013, Baird was charged with Attempt to Exceed Pseudoephedrine Limits.
- On January 18, 2014, Baird was charged with Possession of Pseudoephedrine with a Prior Meth Conviction.
- March 14, 2014, Baird was charged with 3 counts of Conspiracy to Possess Meth Precursors.
Baird is scheduled to appear in District Court on July 30.