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Tuesday, 01 April 2014 14:26

58 to 82 Month Sentence Handed Down in Caldwell County Meth Case

Marc Delane Hodges Marc Delane Hodges Caldwell Co. Sheriff's Office

Marc Delane Hodges has entered a guilty plea on charges of felonious counts of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of meth precursors and maintaining a dwelling to keep or store a controlled substance in Caldwell County Superior Court. He was sentenced to 58 to 82 months in the Department of Adult Corrections.

In April of last year, the Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Office I.C.E. Unit, the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation and the Hudson Police Department were involved in an investigation into a meth lab that was discarded in the trash bins at an apartment complex in Hudson. The dumpsite was initially discovered by a tenant looking for aluminum cans. Investigators sifted through the garbage, conducted interviews, pulled surveillance tapes and gathered evidence that led them to Marc Hodges, who was a tenant in the apartment complex.

Agents executed a search warrant at Hodges’ apartment and found additional meth-related precursors and components. He was arrested while de-boarding his plane from a tropical vacation.  

After his sentencing, Hodges was immediately taken into custody and is currently incarcerated in the Caldwell Co. Detention Center waiting to be sent to a prison facility.    

Caldwell County Sheriff Alan C. Jones expressed his appreciation to the S.B.I. and to Hudson Police for their assistance in the investigation.

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