Crime

Two charged with making meth at northwest Durham house

Christie Michelle Lee
Christie Michelle Lee

A man and woman were charged Thursday with having precursor materials for making methamphetamine and with manufacturing the drug in their house on League Way in northwest Durham, police said.

Gregory Allen Goldstein, 54, and Christie Michelle Lee, 43, were charged after police went to the house in which they live at 4108 League Way about 6 a.m. Thursday to investigate what a police spokeswoman described as a drug complaint.

The 3,800-square-foot house, built in 1985, is in the Westwood Estates subdivision, property records showed.

Police called in State Bureau of Investigation agents after they began to suspect methamphetamine was being made. They had city hazardous-materials firefighters put Goldstein and Lee through a precautionary decontamination.

Police stayed outside the house until they got a search warrant from a magistrate, then began working their way through it. Firefighters were sent back to the scene in late morning, along with Durham County EMS, to stand by because of toxic chemicals that can be associated with meth labs.

Lee and Goldstein were held in the Durham County Detention Center in lieu of $530,000 bail each.

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