Five Arrested in Avery County for Charges Related to Meth Manufacturing

Published Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 10:38 am

Early on the morning of Nov. 23, officers with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office responded to information about a possible meth lab on Spanish Oak Rd.

The initial responding officer located evidence of an active lab at the residence.  Other responding Officers and Investigators secured the scene while a search warrant was prepared.

Brian Burgess, 22, of Blevins Creek Rd was arrested and caharged with Possession of Methamphetamine Precursor Chemicals and Manufacturing a Schedule II drug and was lodged in the Avery County Jail under a $225,000 bond.

Bennie Mills, 44, of Eskona Street and Thomas Moody of Pine Cluster Lane were also charged with Possession of Methamphetamine Precursor Chemicals and Manufacturing a Schedule II drug and were also placed under a $225,000 bond at the jail.

Randy Walters, 38, was charged with two counts of Possession of Methamphetamine Precursor Chemicals and Manufacturing a Schedule II drug.  He was lodged in the jail under a $235,000 bond.

Elizabeth Walters, 39, of Morganton was charged with one count of Possession of Methamphetamine Chemicals and was placed under a $30,000 bond.  The suspects were interviewed and investigators received statements of admission and indications of other suspects involved.  The investigation is still ongoing.

THOMAS WILLIAM MOODY

Moody

RANDY  WALTERS

Walters

ELIZABETH JONES WALTERS

Walters

Brian Lee Burgess

Burgess

BENNIE  MILLS

Mills

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