Couple charged after meth lab found in White Lake trailer


WHITE LAKE, NC (WWAY) — A couple faces charges after police say they were making methamphetamine in a travel trailer at White Lake.

Keith Douglas Transue, 50, and Karen Joan Pham, 42, of Indian Trail, are charged with the following:

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Travel trailer where White Lake Police found meth lab (Photo: White Lake Police Dept.)
  • Maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance
  • Manufacturing methamphetamine
  • Five counts of possession of precursor’s chemicals with intent to manufacture meth

According to a news release, a joint investigation between the White Lake Police Department and the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office uncovered a meth making operation around 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at 46 Bingman Street.

Police contacted the SBI and a Clandestine Laboratory Response Team processed the scene.

Transue was placed under a $300,000 bond. Pham was placed under a $150,000 bond.

(Photo: White Lake Police Dept.)

Police say the couple will face additional charges once test results are confirmed at the North Carolina State Crime Lab.