WILMINGTON — Two people were arrested Tuesday afternoon when police officers executed a search warrant at a North South Street house and discovered a meth lab, drugs and drug paraphernalia, according to the Wilmington Police Department.
The search warrant was in regards to an investigation into drugs and drug paraphernalia at the residence at 568 N. South St. While serving the warrant, officers reported they located a “one pot” meth lab in an upstairs bedroom, according to WPD Chief Detective Josh Riley.
“Appropriate action was taken to make the scene safe and members of the Warren County Drug Task Force responded with their C.L.E.T. (Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team) team to assist in making the lab safe,” stated a press release from Wilmington Police.
Once the lab was dismantled, a search of the residence was conducted and “numerous items of drug paraphernalia and illegal drugs were located,” police said, including “suspected heroin residue in numerous capsules, at least a gram of suspected crystal methamphetamine, syringes, methamphetamine and marijuana pipes, as well as items related to the sale of drugs.”
Arrested were Amanda Smith, 22, and Paul Conger, 32, both of whom claimed no address. Smith was charged with illegal manufacture of methamphetamine, a felony of the second degree; Conger was charged with falsification and obstruction of official business for allegedly lying about his identity, as well as warrants issued through Highland County, police said.
The investigation is ongoing and further charges will be pursued upon completion of laboratory analysis of seized items, police said.