Citizen Tip Leads to Meth Bust


by Anthony Burman

LINCOLNTON, N.C.-- Investigators with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office found a meth lab after a tip from a citizen.

According to a report, detectives went to a home on Coral Drive around 6 p.m. Friday where they found chemicals used to make methamphetamine. The State Bureau of Investigation assisted with the search and clean-up.

Deputies arrested Autumn Dawn Buckland, 31, Bryan Andrew Brown, 39, Christa Ann McClung, 38, Lesley Edward Greene, 40 and Ashley Renee Propst, 25.

Each suspect was charged with one felony count each of manufacturing a controlled substance, conspiracy and possession/distribute meth precursor.  McClung was also charged with one felony count of maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance.

All five are being held in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center without bond.

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