Law enforcement responded to a possible meth lab Thursday evening.
Police say the SBI is now handling the investigation into a meth lab after officers discovered meth-making materials thrown in the trash at a Wilmington apartment.
A meth arrest also turned into a call to social services in Onslow County.
A Pender County man will spend about five years in prison after pleading guilty to running a meth lab.
A Hampstead man plead guilty today in Pender County Superior Court. Jeffrey Brown, 37, plead guilty to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and manufacturing methamphetamine using a clandestine lab.
Deputies busted a meth lab in Bladenboro yesterday, landing three people behind bars in connection to the drug operation, with additional arrests expected.
Two men were arrested and charged for manufacturing meth.
After getting a tip, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Unit arrested four people for making meth at 8987 Black Chestnut Drive in Leland Sunday.
Late Thursday night the Wilmington Police Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit arrested four people and seized about 225 grams of "ice" a methamphetamine.
Additional penalties for people who make methamphetamine in North Carolina or possess a key ingredient in making it have been approved by a House committee.