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Four people charged after meth lab found in vehicle

Staff reports • Dec 29, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Four people were arrested Thursday following a traffic stop where an active methamphetamine lab was found inside the vehicle, according to a police news release.

According to the release, Amber Winterroth, 144 Rolling Acres Drive in Gray, Lance Nidifer, 131 Gateway Drive in Elizabethton and Jeremy Irvin and Latosha Ashby, were stopped in a black Impala by police for a window tint violation on 2606 N. Roan St. and while investigating, officers found the methamphetamine lab.

The Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force Officer, Meth Lab Task Force and three Methamphetamine Technicians from Erwin Police Department were called to the scene.

Police said the area was cleaned, declared safe and that all methamphetamine paraphernalia was disposed of by Methamphetamine Task Force.

Winterroth, Nidifer, Irvin and Ashby were all charged with conspiracy to manufacture/deliver/resale methamphetamine, promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, initiation of process intended to result in manufacture of methamphetamine and felony drug paraphernalia.

Winterroth was additionally charged with identity theft and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Irvin was also charged for criminal impersonation, resisting arrest and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Nidifer was additionally charged with simple possession of schedule IV narcotic and Ashby was also charged for driving on a suspended license fifth offense and tint law violation.

All four were taken to Washington County Detention Center, where Winterroth was being held on $36,000 bond, Irvin was being held on $28,000 and both Nidifer and Ashby were being held on $26,000 bond.

Winterroth, Irvin, Nidifer and Ashby are scheduled to appear in Sessions Court on Jan. 2 at 9 a.m.

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