Three arrested for Supply meth lab operation

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By Caroline Curran, Reporter

Three people have been arrested in a meth lab bust.


According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Del Routh, agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit received information a methamphetamine lab was being operated out of a home at 2560 Elkin St. SW in Supply.

Narcotic agents served a search warrant at the Elkin Street home at 9 p.m. Friday, June 15, where agents found a small working meth lab, including additional precursor chemicals, inside the home.

Three people were arrested in connection with the meth lab bust, Routh said.

Mathew Wayne Cordell, 35, of 2560 Elkin St. SW, Supply, was charged with maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance, possess/distribute a precursor chemical, possession of drug paraphernalia and manufacture methamphetamine.

Cordell was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where he was placed under a $61,600 secured bond.

Melissa Robin Bumgarner, 33, also of 2560 Elkin St. SW, was charged with possess/distribute a precursor chemical, maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance, manufacture marijuana, manufacture methamphetamine, exceed pseudoephedrine limits and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bumgarner was taken to the detention center, where she was placed under a $65,000 secured bond.

Raymond Neil Barefoot, 35, of 7841 Autrymill Road, Dunn, was charged with felony conspiracy. Barefoot, who was at the home when the search warrant was executed, was out of pretrial release from a previous methamphetamine lab related charge.

Barefoot’s previous bond was revoked, and he was given a $250,000 secured bond.

All three were in custody at press time Tuesday.