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Suspect arrested on meth charges

By John Joyce
Published in News on August 6, 2014 2:06 PM

A Mount Olive man is in custody on drug charges stemming from an ongoing investigation into a meth lab seized in Gran-tham.

Michael Joseph Theriac, 28, 524 NE Center St., is charged with 11 counts of possession and distribution of a meth precursor, as well as a single count each of possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamines, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling, according to a press release from the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

Theriac is currently being held in the Wayne County Jail under a $1.5 million secured bond.

According to a press release issued by the Sheriff's Office, officers with the Goldsboro/Wayne County Interagency Drug Task Force investigating the Grantham case learned of Theriac's alleged "substantial involvement."

They put Theriac under surveillance.

Tuesday, not long after leaving his house, Theriac committed an alleged traffic violation, and the officers pulled him over.

During a search, the drug squad officers found three grams of marijuana, 10 grams of methamphetamine and more than 200 psuedoephedrine pills.

The Mount Olive Police Department and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office ACE Team assisted in the investigation.