Law enforcement agencies Thursday raided a house west of Apex that they said they believed was a methamphetamine-manufacturing facility, and they charged four people from Wake and Johnston counties with possessing the drug and materials used to make it.
The Wake County Sheriff’s Office led the raid, authorized by a search warrant for the one-story house at 2632 Olive Chapel Road. A spokesman said Raleigh and Apex police and the State Bureau of Investigation were involved, along with hazardous-materials experts from the Raleigh Fire Department because of chemicals in the house.
Everyone in the house was put through decontamination showers after they were taken outside, officials said.
Authorities found seven adults and an 18-month-old toddler in the house when they went in at about 2:45 p.m., the sheriff’s office said in a statement. The lab was not operating at the time of the raid, they said.
Four of the adults were charged with multiple felonies:
Matthew Scott Godbold, 30, of 8192 Panther Lake Road, Willow Spring
Brittany Michelle Carter, 33, of 2377 Government Road, Clayton
Kevin Shawn Williams, 32, of 2256 Boston Place, Knightdale
Justin Roger Lee, 28, of 10749 NC 210, Four Oaks
Their bails ranged from $205,000 to $360,000, and all were held for court appearances on Friday.
All were charged with meth possession, meth manufacturing, possession of precursor materials and maintaining a place to keep and make drugs.
Godbold, Williams and Lee also were charged with misdemeanor possession of other drugs. Wiliams and Lee were charged with having drug paraphernalia.
The sheriff’s office did not identify the other adults found inside the house or say where they lived.
Wake County tax records show that the house, built in 1963, was bought a little less than a year ago by Parkside Builders. At Parkside’s request, Apex annexed land across Olive Chapel Road, where several builders constructed houses in the Arcadia Ridge subdivision.
Nearby parcels are held by other builders, the records show.