LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. -- Authorities have arrested three woman in connection with a meth lab at a home in northern Lincoln County on Tuesday.
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and Maiden police charged Angela Morrissette, Sara Elizabeth Jackson and Carissa Rae Morrissette with one felony count each of possession/distribution of meth.
Angela Morrissette was also charged with child abuse.
Investigators said they pulled over a vehicle the suspects were in and asked for consent to search.
Within a short period of time, they found precursor chemicals used in production of methamphetamine, according to police.
Narcotics officers also received a search warrant for the residence of the suspects' on Biggerstaff Road.
During the search they found items including drain opener chemicals, pseudo ephedrine, camp fuel, cold medication packs and jars of an unknown liquid, police said.
Also found were other paraphernalia consistent with the production of methamphetamine, according to police.
Authorities said samples of the materials were taken by the State Bureau of Investigation and sent to the state lab for processing. The remainder of the hazardous waste was neutralized and stored in a secure location.
Three children were in the home when officers arrived were placed in the care of other family members.
Angela Morrissette is being under a $50,000 secured bond and both Jackson and Carissa Morrissette are being held under a $40,000 secured bond.