Authorities find meth lab in Cana

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By Staff Reports

HILLSVILLE ― Cooperation from Stokes County, N.C., law enforcement led the Carroll Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police to search a Cana home on Tuesday and charge two individuals.
An informant gave tips to the Stokes County officers about a possible active methamphetamine manufacturing operation. That information resulted in the search warrant being issued for 88 Childrens Lane the morning of June 24, according to Carroll Investigator Donnie Spangler.


Personnel from the Virginia State Police Drug Task Force and Stokes assisted Carroll County in the bust.
Serving the search warrant at 9:30 a.m., the deputies charged Melissa Gwynn Ibarra, 36, and Jessie A. Chance, 35, with possession of a schedule I or II drug, manufacture of a schedule I or II drug, conspiracy, possession of precursors and possession of more than 227 grams of a controlled substance, Spangler said.
After completing the search, members of the state police team collected evidence to send to the lab for analysis and cleaned up the site.