Crime

Pair accused of having meth lab in Cary apartment

Maurice Daniel Burkhead
Maurice Daniel Burkhead

Two men were charged Saturday night with running a meth lab in an apartment where one of them lives at 105 Northwoods Village Drive.

Police arrested Maurice Daniel Burkhead, 54, at his apartment about 7 p.m.

They arrested Richard Lucas Crane, 38, of 7904 Nuggett Lane in northern Raleigh, at the apartment about 11:30 p.m., records showed.

Both men were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and with having several chemicals and other materials needed to make it.

Burkhead also was charged with having pseudoephedrine, an over-the-counter cold medicine used in making meth. Crane was charged with having a little more than a gram of heroin.

Burkhead was charged with maintaining the apartment for drug activity, Crane with keeping a pickup truck for the same purpose.

Burkhead was held in lieu of $50,000 bail. Crane was in jail in lieu of $75,000. Both were ordered to appear in court on Monday.

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