Around 11 a.m., deputies and SBI agents raided a suspected drug trailer on Caudle Kiker Road, north of Peachland, just inside Anson County from the Union County line. Officers arrested three individuals and seized components of a working meth lab, as well as the finished product.
Deputies arrested Charles Ray "Shot" Tomberlin, 48, and his son, James Ray Tomberlin, 26, both of Peachland; and Crystal Carol Jordan, 34, of Monroe. All three were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine; maintaining a dwelling to sell and distribute methamphetamine; and possession of precursors (components) to manufacture methamphetamine. All three are in the Anson County Jail under a $200,000 bond each.
Anson County Sheriff Tommy Allen said that the bust was the result of a lengthy investigation by his department. He said items seized confirmed their investigation and described "Shot" Tomberlin as a major drug offender in both Anson and Union County. "Some items we seized have given us some invaluable intelligence information," Allen said. "There should be some very nervous people out there right now."
The Sheriff was not specific but did say that he expected other charges against the three suspects once lab tests are completed and other arrests are certainly possible.
In addition to being assisted by the SBI, because of the high risk and danger involved in seizing a meth lab, the Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Anson EMS and Peachland Fire Department.