2 charged with making meth in Burke County

MORGANTON, N.C. -- Burke County Sheriff's Office charged two people after investigators with the county's Narcotics Task Force shut down an active methamphetamine lab Tuesday, according to a press release from the sheriff's office.

The investigators were assisting Probation and Parole with serving warrants on both Jason Robert Ford and Desarae Jiron at a residence located on the 5800 block of Jenkins Road in Morganton. Both subjects had previously tested positive for methamphetamine when they met with their probation officers, according to the press release.

While at the residence, officers observed an active methamphetamine lab and immediately escorted all subjects outside. 

Ford, 35, of Morganton, was charged with one felony count of manufacturing methamphetamine, one felony count of possession of immediate precursor to manufacture methamphetamine and one misdemeanor count of probation violation, according to the press release.

Jiron, 28, of Morganton, was charged with one felony count of manufacturing methamphetamine, one felony count of possession of immediate precursor to manufacture methamphetamine and one misdemeanor count of probation violation, according to the press release.

Ford was issued a $50,000 secured bond. Jiron was issued a $25,000 secured bond. The press release from the sheriff's office did not clarify whether additional subjects were also involved in the lab operation.

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