5 arrested after suspected meth lab discovered in Charlotte

- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested and charged five people Wednesday for their involvement in a meth lab found in the City.

Officers said on Wednesday, February 24 multiple units, including the CMPD SWAT Team, conducted a search warrant at a home in the 10000 block of Mount Holly Road. 

Upon arrival, police located and detained a group of people inside the residence and also located evidence of a meth lab. 

Based on the evidence and information gathered on scene, detectives said they arrested and charged the following suspects:

• Robert Grice, 52, is charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Manufacture Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Possession of Precursor Chemicals with the intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Dwelling to Keep or Sell Controlled Substances and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  

• Christopher Conner, 44, is charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Manufacture Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Possession of Precursor Chemicals with the intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Dwelling to Keep or Sell Controlled Substances, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

• Kara Carpenter, 32, is charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

• Richard Russell, 46, is charged with Possession of Marijuana.

• Bobby Bumgardner, 60, was served with outstanding orders for arrest (no charges related to this incident). 

Police said all five suspects have since been transported to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. They said the investigation is ongoing and there may be additional charges. 

If anyone has additional information concerning this case, they're asked to please contact Crime Stoppers at 704-336-1600. You may also visit the Crime Stopper’s website. For additional information about this case, reference report number 2016-0224-1210-03.
 

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