ROCKINGHAM — A woman is accused of having a key ingredient used to make meth, according to Richmond County sheriff’s deputies.
A warrant shows deputies believe Angela Kempen Tew, 37 of Windsor Drive in Rockingham, was in possession of sulfuric acid with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.
Sulfuric acid is an immediate precursor to methamphetamine, a Schedule II drug in North Carolina, according to the warrant.
Deputies say the product was found during an investigation into a possible meth lab May 14.
Tew was arrested July 7 and charged with one felony count of possession or distributing a meth precursor and jailed under a $5,000 secured bond.
—William R. Toler