On 11/05/2013 Carteret County Deputies arrested Christopher Lee Byrd, 27, and Chelsea Rae Lewis, 23, of 134 Croatan Drive in Newport for manufacturing and possession of methamphetamines.

Detective received information on the couple’s illegal activities and went to the home of the two suspects. After arriving on scene Detectives located precursors and evidence of an active Methamphetamine Lab.

After detectives interviewed Byrd and Lewis an additional methamphetamine lab was located in a wooded area off of Lake Road. Agents with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation responded. Agents seized, processed, and recovered chemicals and precursors from the methamphetamine locations and transported the dangerous items to a disposal facility.

Christopher Lee Byrd was charged with Manufacturing
Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine
Precursors, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Byrd also had numerous outstanding drug warrants out
of Onslow Count for Trafficking Methamphetamine. Byrd was placed in the Carteret County Jail under a $600,000.00 bond.

Chelsea Rae Lewis was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine precursors and was placed in the Carteret County Jail under a $100,000.00 secured bond. Both Byrd and Lewis have already had their first court appearance.