544728545ee16_imageCAMERON – Authorities charged an 81-year-old Lee County man last week in connection with a methamphetamine lab found at his home.

Lee County sheriff’s deputies, the State Bureau of Investigation and Sanford police found the lab during of a search of Herbert Clayton Moretz’s home in the 500 block of Key Road near Cameron, according to a news release from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Moretz was charged with maintaining a dwelling for storing a controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle that was reported for the use of controlled substance, accessory after the fact and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bail was set at $75,000.

Eddie Bird, 34, of the 6800 block of Old Jefferson Davis Highway in Sanford, was arrested in connection with the lab.

Bird has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and three counts of possession of precursor chemicals. He was later served on several outstanding warrants.5447285465625_image

Bird’s bail was set at $136,000.








  1. KC1 says:

    Older folks who are meth addicts are not surprising statistically, considering that anyone with lower dopamine levels in the brain might be more driven to use after trying it for the first time; the rationale being based on how much dopamine receptors shrink as one ages.