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Elliston man charged with making methamphetamine

Investigators say they found meth in 41-year-old Kevin Crawford's home.

April 16, 2012|WDBJ7 Web Staff

ELLISTON, Va. — An Elliston man has been charged with making methamphetamine in his home.

Investigators were originally called to 41-year-old Kevin Crawford's home for reports that meth was being made in a home while children were around.

Investigators with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office say they found 13 one pot meth labs in 41-year-old Kevin Crawford's home.

Crawford was arrested and has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, child abuse/neglect, possession of precursors to manufacture methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm with schedule I/II drug.

Crawford is being held in the Montgomery County Jail without bond.

Here is the news release from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office:

On Friday, April 13, 2012, Investigators from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office responded with the Montgomery Department of Social Services to 4736 Calloway Street in Elliston, VA to check on the well-being of a child.  The initial report indicated that methamphetamine was being produced in the proximity of children at the residence.

While on the scene deputies from our office discovered precursors to the manufacture of methamphetamine.  Upon further search thirteen (13) one pot bottles/labs were located around the residence.  Members of the Drug Enforcement Administration and Virginia State Police assisted in the cleanup of the labs.

Kevin Lewis Crawford, 41 years old, of Elliston was arrested and charged with Manufacturing Methaphetamine, Child Abuse/Neglect, Possession of Precursors to Manufacture Methampetamine, and Possession of Firearm with Schedule I/II Drug.  He is being held in the Montgomery County Jail without bond.

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