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Alexander County Sheriff's Office
Monday March 11th, 2013 :: 11:17 a.m. EDT


UPDATE: 8 Arrested Following Two Meth Lab Busts in Alexander County

The following individuals were arrested and charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Maintain a Vehicle or Dwelling for Controlled Substance, Manufacture Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. In addition to the above charges, Derrick Laws was also charged with Manufacture, Sell, or Deliver a Controlled Substance Within 1000 feet of a School.

Jason Mullen, W/M age 27, of Taylorsville
Rita Skipper, W/F age 49, of Taylorsville
Courtney Hill, W/F age 22, of Taylorsville
Stephanie Thomas, W/F age 36, of Hiddenite
Jason Cook, W/M age 26, of Hiddenite
Derrick Laws, W/M age 32, of Taylorsville
Julie Anderson, W/F age 42, of Hiddenite
Sammie Minter, W/M age 35 of Taylorsville

The Alexander County Sheriff's Office gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the NC State Bureau of Investigation, Taylorsville Fire Department, Hiddenite Fire Department, Alexander County Animal Control, and the Alexander County Office of Emergency Management in the operation.

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Alexander County Sheriff's Office
91 Commercial Park Avenue
Taylorsville, NC 28681

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Non-emergencies: 828-632-1111

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