Man arrested, items seized in meth bust

Jul. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Moore County officials have busted a suspected meth-making operation on Chalmers Road, off of Carbonton Road near where Moore, Lee and Chatham counties come together.

Richard Dwayne Brady, 41, has a Sanford address but technically lives in Moore County. On Wednesday, officials from the Moore County Sheriff’s Department and State Bureau of Investigation arrested Brady and allegedly found methamphetamines, as well as equipment to make more meth, at his Chalmers Road residence in the unincorporated Haw Branch Community.

According to a Thursday press release, authorities “seized items used to manufacture methamphetamine, 1 gram of methamphetamine, 15 dosage units of codeine prescription pills (schedule III controlled substance), four Butrans patches, (schedule III controlled substance), and items of drug paraphernalia.”

Brady was charged with possession of methamphetamine precursors; possession of methamphetamine with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver; possession of methamphetamine; trafficking opiates; possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule III controlled substance; maintaining a place to keep or manufacture a controlled substance; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was held in the Moore County Jail under a $20,000 secured bond. Authorities said they expect to make more arrests in the case.