Woman pleads guilty to meth lab found at mobile home

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Michelle Lynn Stricker- Chenoweth
Michelle Lynn Stricker-
Chenoweth

A woman has pleaded guilty in connection with a meth lab that was found in a mobile home park off Carolina Beach Road in March.

Michelle Lynn Stricker-Chenoweth, 52, of Wilmington, pleaded guilty Tuesday in New Hanover County Superior Court to charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and possessing or distributing a methamphetamine precursor, according to a New Hanover County clerk of court.

New Hanover County Sheriff’s vice-narcotics detectives and agents with the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation discovered a meth lab at a mobile home at 5550 Carolina Beach Road on March 5, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer. Drug agents arrested Stricker-Chenoweth and dismantled the meth lab.

Vice-narcotics detectives found a meth lab in a shed behind the mobile home. Photo courtesy of NHCSO.
Vice-narcotics detectives found the meth lab in a shed behind the mobile home. Photo courtesy of NHCSO.

A week later, deputies arrested a second suspect in the case, 51-year-old Windie Eugene Radford, who was charged with three counts of possessing or distributing a methamphetamine precursor. According to court records, he is scheduled to appear on the charges in New Hanover County Superior Court on Nov. 9.

Superior Court Judge J.D. Hockenberry sentenced Stricker-Chenoweth to 58-82 months in the N.C. Department of Corrections.