Police said they arrested three people in two different meth busts in Onslow County.
On the night of Saturday, Aug. 10, Jacksonville patrol officers and narcotics detectives responded to a report of drug activity on the third floor of My Motel at 2411 Commerce Drive, investigators said. When the officers arrived, they discovered that the occupants were making and using meth in the hotel room, according to police.
The motel was then evacuated because of the dangerous chemicals, said Spencer Lee, deputy chief of fire operations.
Christopher Allen Tadlock (left), 40, of Connelly Spring, and Brandy Marie Wells (middle), 24, of Hubert, were arrested at My Motel, police said. Both suspects have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and felony conspiracy. Tadlock and Wells were being held at the Onslow County Jail under $100,000 and $105,000 secured bonds respectively.
Police said they made another meth arrest in a separate incident on Sunday, Aug. 11.
At about 4 p.m., the Jacksonville Fire Department responded to a report of a residential blaze at a multi-unit dwelling at 215 Williamsburg Plantation Boulevard, police said.
When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found a first floor unit filled with smoke, said investigators. But there was no fire, and first responders saw suspicious items in the home. Police said they soon learned that the building was being used as a meth lab.
The apartment building was evacuated and the suspect, 51-year-old John Anthony Scott (right), was arrested, police said. He has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and was being held under a $100,000 secured bond at the Onslow County Jail.