A Lenoir man was arrested after police say they found him cooking meth Wednesday.
Officials say they obtained a search warrant after several undercover operations. Agents say when they entered the home, they found Nichols ‘one step away in the cooking process from having an active meth lab.’ Officials say Nichols was using a ‘one pot’ method for cooking the meth.
Sheriff Alan Jones said, “This guy was cooking meth right in his grandmother’s house, in the attic, with no regard for her safety at all. This could have easily turned into a disaster had he not been caught.”
Nichols is charged with felony manufacture methamphetamine, felony possession of precursor chemicals, and felony maintain a dwelling to keep and store a controlled substance.