Deputies: Couple arrested for running meth labs also had weapon of mass destruction

Michael McCurdy, 28, (left) and Gabrielle Dowdy, 20.

SILER CITY, N.C. (WNCN) — A North Carolina couple were running two meth labs out of a house and having a weapon of mass destruction, Chatham County Sheriff’s officials say.

The lab – along with the weapon – was found when Chatham County deputies carried out a search warrant Friday morning at a home on Driftwood Drive in Siler City.

“Deputies discovered two methamphetamine labs at the residence along with additional paraphernalia and a weapon of mass destruction,” deputies said in a press release.

Michael McCurdy, age 28, and Gabrielle Dowdy, age 20, are facing several charges including felony manufacturing methamphetamine, possessing methamphetamine, possessing/distributing methamphetamine precursor, maintaining a dwelling/vehicle/place for controlled substances, and possessing a weapon of mass destruction.

McCurdy and Dowdy were also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.  Authorities did not specify what the weapon of mass destruction was.

McCurdy is being held on a $25,000 secured bond. Dowdy is being held on a $10,000 secured bond.

Both are scheduled to appear in District Court in Pittsboro on February 29. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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