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Rich Square man faces meth counts

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A Rich Square man last week was charged on counts related to the manufacture of methamphetamine, according to the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office.

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Agents of the Down East Drug Task Force Friday arrested and charged 21-year-old Dennis Lee Nowell with felony manufacture methamphetamine, felony possession with intent to manufacture precursor, possession with intent to manufacture precursor not meth and felony maintaining a vehicle, place or dwelling.

He received a $45,000 bond and has a first court appearance set Thursday, according to state court records.

Northampton County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Mike Sledge said the arrest of Nowell occurred after a three to four month investigation by the task force, sheriff’s office, State Bureau of Investigation and the Roanoke Rapids Police Department at a residence on Bolton Road.

In a statement Sledge said agents discovered what appeared to be meth precursors inside the residence. Agents secured the residence and applied for a search warrant.

The SBI Clandestine Lab Team responded to remove the hazardous material from the residence.

Northampton County Sheriff Jack Smith said in the statement he “is proud of the results he is seeing from the Down East Drug Task Force in Northampton County.”

He also commended his agents and the others agencies assisting in the case.

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