FOUR OAKS — Sheriffs deputies who went to a home on Devils Racetrack Road to serve an arrest warrant issued by Sampson County officials found a methamphetamine laboratory and arrested the resident on both charges Wednesday, a spokeswoman said.
Preston Shadrack Mayo, 30, was named in a warrant accusing him of assault on a female, and the deputies believed he was at his home at 9303 Devils Racetrack.
About 3:30 p.m., narcotics detectives took the warrant because of suspicions about the residence.
In addition to Mayo, they found the meth lab, sheriffs spokeswoman Tammy Amaon said.
Mayo was taken to the Johnston County Jail and held on $200,000 bond while officials cleaned up the meth lab.
Because of the chemicals used in manufacturing methamphetamine, such labs require specialists trained in handling hazardous materials.