By Max Hrenda
A two-month investigation into suspected methamphetamine-related activity at two Hampton homes less than one mile apart resulted in the arrests of four individuals – three of whom were already being sought by Carter County sheriff’s deputies – as well as the discovery of lab components at one of the houses and paraphernalia at both.
On Friday, officers with the Carter County Sheriff’s Department arrested Johnnie Danyel Russ, 36, George Reginald Maupin, 38, Robert Howard Presnell, 36, and Ronald Forrest Lowe, 41, on methamphetamine-related charges at the houses at 401 Dennis Cove Road and 123 Parham St.
In a press release, Sheriff Chris Mathes said his officers also discovered remnants of a methamphetamine laboratory outside the home onParham Street.
“During the search at 123 Parham St., a methamphetamine production lab was discovered, along with a handgun,” Mathes said. “The meth lab was processed by deputies and rendered safe on site.”
At about 10 a.m. Friday, deputies simultaneously executed search warrants on each of the two houses. Deputies said Lowe and Presnell were found inside the home at 123 Parham St., while Russ and Maupin were discovered at the Dennis Cove location.