Garner Cleveland Record

Police arrest two in connection with running meth lab out of Garner home

A Raleigh man and Garner woman were arrested Tuesday morning for running a meth lab out of the woman’s home.

Yvonne Michele Higgins, 50, of 224 Weston Road, and Jason Robin Ristuccia, 31, of anywhere in Raleigh, were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of precursor chemical with the intention to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Higgins was also charged with maintaining a dwelling to sell or distribute methamphetamine, while Ristuccia was charged with maintaining a vehicle to sell methamphetamine.

The two were arrested at 224 Weston Road, where Higgins lives. The one-story single-family home is said to be owned by Peggy Higgins, according to real estate records.

Lieutenant Lori Smith said the State Bureau of Investigations and Wake County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Garner Police Department in executing the search warrant of the home. She said the two were arrested without incident.

Higgins was held on $250,000 bond. Ristuccia was held on $300,000 bond.

Jonathan M. Alexander: 919-829-4822, @GarnerCleveland

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