Police discover meth lab at area motel



Police charged two people with manufacturing methamphetamine after deputies found drugs and paraphernalia in their motel room Friday.

Jackie Ray Beasley Jr., 43, and Heather Studer, 24, have been charged with felony counts of manufacturing methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine and possession of cocaine, according to a statement from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

About 7:30 a.m., deputies were called to the Economy Inn at 3061 Deans Bridge Road, where they found what appeared to be narcotics paraphernalia.

Narcotics investigators were called in and found “six precursors for successfully manufacturing methamphetamines,” according to the release.

Investigators seized 1.2 grams of methamphetamine and 2.1 grams of cocaine at the scene.