Five arrested, charged in meth raid
WAYNE -- Deputies arrested a man and his wife this week, charging them and three others as part of a methamphetamine conspiracy that endangered four children.
Those arrested were Betty Sue Woods, 30; Brandon Allen Woods, 29; David Lee Workman, 50; Paul Richard Webb, 49; and Stanley Wayne Peterman, 41, according to jail records and Wayne County Sheriff's Lt. Mark Bradshaw.
Wednesday's raid on the home of Brandon and Betty Woods, which is located in a mobile home park at the end of Bluefield Street in Wayne followed an investigation by the Sheriff's Drug Enforcement Unit.
Deputies seized four soda bottles and other containers, which Bradshaw said contained meth in various stages of development. They also noticed a meth-related odor in the residence. He described it as a production operation saying it surpassed the amount typically associated with personal use.
Deputies also noticed bicycles, clothing and other items that indicated kids lived at the residence.
Each of the suspects was charged with felony operating/attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab and conspiracy. The Woods also individually face four counts of exposing children to a meth lab, according to Bradshaw and jail records.
Bradshaw, spokesman for the drug unit, said investigators believe each of the suspects were involved at the Woods' residence, but also rotated the meth making to other locations.
Wednesday's arrests were the product of a two-week investigation, which started with tips that certain people were going around and buying meth-making ingredients.
The Woods were jailed on separate, $150,000 bonds. The others were detained on bonds of $100,000.
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