Sheriff: Kids present at discovery of meth operation

Sheriff: Kids present at discovery of meth operation

Credit: Iredell County Sheriff's Office

(L) Amy Drum; (C) Charles Cash; (R) Michael Guffin

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by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 23 at 6:38 AM

STATESVILLE, N.C. -- Three people are facing meth manufacturing charges following the routine search of a residence belonging to a probationer.

Last Thursday, the Iredell County Sheriff's Office and the North Carolina Department of Corrections Probation/Parole office went to the home of Amy Pearson Drum. Drum's home is subject to warrant-less searches as part of the terms of her probation.

During the search, officers recovered items they believed to be used to manufacture methamphetamine. Narcotics investigators and a sheriff's office chemist proceeded to the scene for further investigation and to conduct a chemical analysis.

Drum was found to have an outstanding arrest warrant and was taken into custody.

Charles Edward Cash, who was present at the home at the time of the search, was a fugitive out of Georgia wanted for a probation violation on previous meth manufacturing charges. Cash, too, was subsequently taken into custody.

Detectives and the chemist determined the items found in Drum's home were precursor materials used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Drum and Cash were both charged with possess/distribute methamphetamine precursors and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A third party present at the time of the search, Michael Dean Guffin, faces the same two charges as Cash and Drum. Guffin and Cash were both booked in to the Iredell County Detention Center under a $60,000 bond each.

Drum was booked in to the Iredell County Detention Center on a $61,000 bond, but authorities have since charged her with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile stemming from two children under the age of 12 who were at the home at the time of the search, officials say. An additional $5000 was added to her bond.

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