Two Carthage residents have been arrested and charged for manufacturing methamphetamine following a drug investigation, said Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey.

Jason Phillip Wallin, 42, and Krystal Kate Mays, 21, both of 923 Carthage Road, were arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine precursors, felony conspiracy, and maintain a place to keep/manufacture controlled substance.

Wallin was also charged with 18 counts of exceeding or attempting to exceed Federal Pseudoephedrine Compliance Laws.

Mays was also charged with 7 counts of exceeding or attempting to exceed Federal Pseudoephedrine Compliance Laws.

Wallin received a $150,000 secured bond and was placed in the Moore County Detention Center.

Mays received a $20,000 unsecured bond and released from the Moore County Detention Center.

During the investigation detectives went to 923 Carthage Rd. Carthage, N.C with arrest warrants on two individuals for exceeding and attempting to exceed the Federal Pseudoephedrine Compliance Law. While detectives were at the residence items used to manufacture methamphetamine were observed.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence and discovered the individuals had been manufacturing methamphetamine in an outbuilding on the property.

Agents from the North Carolina State Bureau Investigation Clandestine Lab Unit, NCSBI Fayetteville Field Division, and Moore County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Response Team assisted in the investigation and search.

During the investigation Officers seized items to manufacture methamphetamine, $500.00 in U.S Currency, and items of drug paraphernalia.

(2) comments


That's two types of crystal that are good to be off the streets.

gail hanley

Why is this country a meth lab? Do they know it kills you. It kills property values. And produces disabilities in offspring. What's wrong with these idiots?

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Comments that violate any of the rules above are subject to removal by staff.

Thank you for reading!

Please purchase a subscription to continue reading. Subscribe today and support local community journalism.

Digital Only Subscriptions

The Pilot

Get unlimited digital access and support award-winning local journalism, for just $5 a month. This includes access to the electronic replica edition of The Pilot.

Starting at
$5.35 for 30 days

Already have a Print Subscription? Get Digital Access Free.

The Pilot

As a print subscriber, you also have unlimited digital access. Connect your account now. Or, call customer service at 910-693-2487 for help.


Our system has been updated, if you are a current print subscriber and cannot obtain your unlimited access, please contact customer support 910-693-2490. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Home Delivery

The Pilot

Our best deal: Get all the news of Moore County delivered to your home each Wednesday and Sunday — and receive unlimited digital access to

Starting at
$27.82 for 90 days