Two arrested in meth lab bust on Hatteras Island campground

Joshua Moreland, left, and Messina Moreland. Photo Credit: Dare County Sheriff's Office

HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C. (WAVY) — Authorities in Dare County have arrested and charged two after busting a meth lab operation on Hatteras Island last week.

Joshua Eugene Moreland, 33, and Messina Denise Moreland, 35, are each facing four counts of felony possess or distribute of methamphetamine precursors and felony manufacturing methamphetamine in connection with their arrest on May 17.

Authorities say an investigation led to the discovery of a recent one pot methamphetamine production lab and chemicals to produce more meth.

Joshua and Messina Moreland are being held on $30,000 and $12,000 secured bonds, respectively.

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