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Not Your Mother’s Mason Jars

Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Watauga County Sheriff’s Office. June 12, 2014. BOONE, NC — On June 9, 2014, a search warrant was executed by Narcotics Detectives and Patrol Deputies from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office on the residence of 232 Bluebird Lane, Boone, NC 28607.

The Sheriff’s office obtained the search warrant after drug paraphernalia was located in the residence while executing an arrest warrant on Joshua Edward Baird.

meth mason jarDuring the course of the search, detectives located two mason jars with a clear liquid which was identified as methamphetamine oil.  The chemical process to create “meth oil” is the final stage in the manufacturing process before the oil is synthesized into methamphetamine.

Joshua Edward Baird, 27, of 157 Carriage Street, Mountain City, TN 37683, was charged with Manufacture Methamphetamine.  Baird was given no bond because of his past history of Methamphetamine offenses.

Prior to his recent arrest on June 9, 2N14, Baird was out on bond for four separate Methamphetamine offenses.

  • On January 5, 2013, Baird was charged with 2 counts of Conspiracy to Manufacture and 2 counts of Possess/Distribute Meth Precursors.
  • On September 23, 2013, Baird was charged with Attempt to Exceed Pseudoephedrine Limits.
  • On January 18, 2014, Baird was charged with Possession of Pseudoephedrine with a Prior Meth Conviction.
  • March 14, 2014, Baird was charged with 3 counts of Conspiracy to Possess Meth Precursors.

Baird is scheduled to appear in District Court on July 30, 2014.

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