Two men and a woman were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine Tuesday after Wake County sheriff's investigators stopped a pickup truck at Interstates 440 and 495.
Brian Lee Cooley, 40, of 206 Ackerman Road, near Garner; Raymond Edward Hull IV, 24, who told authorities he is from Wake Forest but has no permanent address; and Lara Rose Cates, 24, of 140 Longchamp Lane in Cary were arrested about 2 p.m., according to records.
All were charged with possession of methamphetamine precursor materials – pseudoephedrine medicine and lithium batteries – and with manufacturing meth.
Deputies did not charge that they had meth in the truck.
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Arrest warrants that charged the trio with manufacturing the drug did not specify where investigators believed that had occurred. Warrants said all the offenses of which they were accused happened Tuesday.
Investigators also charged Cooley, Hull and Cates with possession of seven individual doses of heroin and misdemeanor possession of the prescription drug suboxone. That drug is used to treat opiate addiction.
All three were also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and the warrants listed hypodermic needles, scales and packaging material.
Cooley was charged with using the 2006 Ford F-150 pickup to keep and sell heroin and methamphetamine.