2 accused of operating meth lab in home with infant child

ONSLOW COUNTY - Deputies have arrested two people for allegedly operating a meth lab in a home they shared with a 6-month-old child.

According to the Onslow County Sheriff's Office, 32-year-old K.D. Dixon and 29-year-old Yvonda Jean Lewis, both of Gurganus Road near Maple Hill, were arrested on Friday.

Investigators said they received a call of domestic violence at the suspects' home on the 600 block of Gruganus Road. When the responding deputy arrived, he saw what appeared to be a "one pot" methamphetamine lab in plain view inside the residence, according to the Sheriff's Office. A 6-month-old child was also inside the home at the time.

The deputy removed the suspects and the infant from the home and called the Narcotics Unit, said investigators. Officials with the State Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Social Services and the 9 Mile Volunteer Fire Department also came to the scene.

The Narcotics Unit discovered that an active "one pot" meth lab was indeed inside the home, along with precursor chemicals, stated the Sheriff's Office. DSS and EMS officials took the infant to Onslow Memorial Hospital for decontamination and a physical examination. There was no word on the child's condition.

Dixon and Lewis were arrested and charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute meth, felony maintaining a vehicle / dwelling for a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor child abuse by exposure to dangerous chemicals. They were each being held under a $275,000 bond, investigators said.

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