37-year-old Christopher Lee Sisk of Safeway Drive in Gastonia has been arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Narcotics Investigators on one felony count of possession or distribution of methamphetamine precursors and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Investigators had followed Sisk on the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx). They took him into custody last Thursday (July 24) as he was preparing to set up a meth lab. During a search of Sisk’s vehicle, Officers found a box of pseudoephedrine, muriatic acid, a lithium battery and 100 percent lye, which are all chemicals used to manufacture meth. They also found metal pliers, tube cutters, coffee filters, a cold compress and aluminum foil used to process, prepare and store a controlled substance.
Sisk remains in jail under an $11,000 secured bond. He’ll appear in District Court on August 13. Sisk also has a Superior Court date coming up on August 7 for felony possession of meth.
The NPLEx system has been adopted by 25 states around the nation. The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators provides the program at no cost to states that have legislation requiring real-time electronic monitoring of precursor purchases, and agree to use the system.