47-year-old Gregory Seth Kiser of Newton was convicted last week in Catawba Co. Criminal Superior Court on two felony counts of possession or distribution of methamphetamine precursor and one felony count each for manufacturing methamphetamine and conspiracy to manufacture meth. Kiser was sentenced to no less than 44 months and no more than 65 months in the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction.
The crime occurred in July 2013 in Catawba County and arose as a result of a warrantless search conducted by North Carolina Probation & Parole Officers. During the search, Officers saw what they believed to be items used in the manufacture of meth. The Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Office and the Maiden Police Department were contacted. Upon arrival, Investigators found a Hydrogen Chloride (HCl) gas generator with haze coming from the tubing. Numerous other items used in the manufacture of meth were also found and a chemical smell was detected in the room.
Investigators with the Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Office handled the investigation and Assistant District Attorney Kyle Smith prosecuted the case. The Honorable Eric Levinson presided over the conviction.
Kiser will be transported to the Division of Adult Correction in Raleigh for processing.