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Yadkin County, NC– Investigators spent Thursday and Friday investigating a meth lab, after finding a man in the roadway with a gun.

Thursday, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office said they got a call around 8:30 a.m about a man walking along Little Mountain Rd with a gun. Yadkin County deputies and officers with the Jonesville Police Department responded the call.

When officers arrived they found, Brian Keith Richardson, 32, of Elkin, standing in the roadway holding a rifle. Richardson had no explanation as for why he was carrying a rifle in the roadway. He told them he was staying nearby on Don Everett Drive.

Officers went to the address provided by Richardson and spoke with Curtis Shawn Settle, 34, who was at the house. While investigating the incident, officers said they saw drug paraphernalia and chemicals used in manufacturing methamphetamine.

Investigators notified the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) for assistance and executed a search warrant. They seized several hazardous chemicals, cold medication, and items used in the preparation and packaging of illegal narcotics.

A hazardous materials response team from Hickory was called in to aid in the disposal of the hazardous chemicals.

Richardson and Settle were charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture sale and deliver methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine precursor, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling used in the sell and distribution of illegal narcotics.

Richardson was also charged with going armed to terror other people. He received a $30,000 secured bond and Settle received a $25,000 secured bond and both were placed in the Yadkin County Jail.

The Sheriff’s Office ask that if anyone finds suspicious trash, chemicals, burn piles, or observe any suspicious activity to stay away from such items and or suspects; and contact the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office or your local authorities. Chemicals and trash dump sites can be extremely hazardous to the citizens, water supplies and the environment.

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