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LINCOLNTON, N.C. -- Lincoln County s fourth meth lab of the year has been found in a public housing unit.

The sheriff s office says detectives used an internet tool to track pseudoephedrine purchases. They were able to identify several people who bought methamphetamine precursors.

Detectives found the suspects Tuesday afternoon at an apartment in the 200 block of Mauney Drive in Lincolnton.

Police say the people inside consented to letting deputies search the residence. They found evidence of a one pot meth lab, according to the sheriff s office, like empty packs of pseudoephedrine and lithium batteries.

Three suspects have been arrested:

  • Kimberly Nicole Parker, 22: one felony count each of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance Schedule II, Possession/Distribute Meth Precursor, and Maintaining a Dwelling for a Controlled Substance. She also faces one misdemeanor count of Child Abuse. Bond for Parker was denied and she has a first appearance in court today.
  • Carl Lloyd Almany, III, 20: one felony count each of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance Schedule II and Possess/Distribute Meth Precursor. He is also being held without bond with a first appearance in court today.
  • Pedro Salazar Pardo, Jr., 31,: one felony count each of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance Schedule II and Possess/Distribute Meth Precursor. He is also being held without bond with a first appearance in court today.

The SBI will handle clean-up.

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