Manhunt Ends for Alleged Salisbury Meth Chemist Jared Anthony McManus Arrested Monday Morning

Posted on June 7, 2016

RFP Staff

♦ The manhunt ended for alleged Salisbury meth chemist Jared Anthony McManus, 32, arrested early Monday morning when he turned himself in to authorities. He was charged with maintaining a dwelling/vehicle for controlled substances (felony), manufacturing controlled substance schedule II (felony), possessing an immediate precursor chemical (felony), and possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor). Under a secured $150,000 bond, McManus remains in the Rowan County Detention Center.

The RFP Article Appearing on June 1st: “Manhunt for Jared McManus after Two-Pot Meth Operation Allegedly Found Tuesday on his Candlewick Drive Property in Salisbury”:

“Rowan County Sheriff’s Office deputies along with firefighters in hazmat suits raided 605 Candlewick Drive in Salisbury Tuesday. After tips from informants that something was “cooking” on the Candlewick Drive Property, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office armed with warrants methodically combed the property looking for Jared Anthony McManus’s alleged lab and the chemist himself. The found two separate one-pot meth labs in the rear of the property–one in a dog house on the back porch and a second in the back yard. They struck out on locating McManus. He remains at large as of Wednesday morning.

During Tuesday’s search through McManus’s property they allegedly found ample evidence of meth production and the supplies and chemical precursors required to create one of the most addictive and toxic drugs on the street. McManus lived with his family at 605 Candlewick Drive and was on probation after his conviction on April 20th 2016.


McManus faces charges of manufacturing methamphetamine(felony), possession/distribution of methamphetamine precursors(felony), Maintaining a dwelling to keep and sell a controlled substance (felony), and possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor).

Meth Lab:

If anyone knows McManus’s whereabouts, they are asked to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at 704-215-8700 or Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

Jared Anthony McManus’s Previous Record:

605 Candlewick Drive, Salisbury N.C.:

605 Candlewick Drive

Rowan Free Press Article on January 12th 2015: “Jared McManus, 31, Alleged Salisbury, N.C. Meth Chemist, Busted at His Garage Lab Friday.”

“As Salisbury, N.C.’s meth epidemic mushrooms, Jared Anthony McManus, 31, alleged Salisbury meth chemist, was arrested at his garage lab Friday.

After obtaining a warrant to search McManus’s house on Candlewick Drive, Salisbury Police discovered precursor chemicals commonly employed in meth manufacture. Also uncovered was a single-pot methamphetamine lab in his garage.

McManus was charged with manufacture of Control Substance II, traffic in drugs, possession of immediate precursor chemical, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

McManus, under a $100,000 secured bond, was booked into the Rowan County Detention Center.

In August 2014 McManus was charged with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.”

52278 Jared McManus

Posted in: Articles