A 57-year-old man who lives just north of Knightdale was arrested Tuesday on charges of making methamphetamine and having several of the materials needed for it late last year.
Russell Jackson Rivers, who lives at 1933 Red Top Loop, was charged with one count of manufacturing meth and five counts of having necessary ingredients or materials for the manufacturing process, including pseudoephedrine cold medicine and ammonium hydroxide.
Arrest warrants said he had the materials Dec. 22. It was unclear why investigators decided to take Rivers into custody Tuesday.
Records showed that Rivers was arrested about 11 a.m. at the Wake County Courthouse on South Salisbury Street, which is also the sheriff’s office headquarters.
A magistrate set Rivers’ bail at $250,000, and he was held for a Wednesday court appearance.