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Sheriff: Woman was using Rx drugs to make meth at home

Rachel Brooks (Caldwell County Sheriff's Office) Rachel Brooks (Caldwell County Sheriff's Office)

Investigators in Caldwell County say a Lenoir woman was using Ephedrine to make methamphedamine in her home.

Rachel Colvard Brooks, 40, of Lenoir, is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a dwelling to store a controlled substance, according to a news release from the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office.

The two week investigation began when Ice Agents received confidential information that Brooks was manufacturing methamphetamine from her residence. 

Agents conducted a search of the NPLEX (National Precursor Log Exchange) system which reflected Brooks had made numerous purchases of Ephedrine based products.         

A search of the home was conducted and nine separate "one pot" or "shake and bake" type meth labs and equipment were found and seized from the basement of the home, according to the release. 

The labs were capable of producing large amounts of finished product. 

Agents also took numerous precursor chemicals, approximately a ¼ ounce of powder methamphetamine, cash, and other drug paraphernalia items from the home. 

Over 2,000 milliliters of meth oil waste was disposed of by the NCSBI Clandestine Team, indicating the labs had been producing a lot of finished product. 

Brooks was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $100,000.

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