SALEM, Va. — Officials carried out a meth lab bust in Salem on Thursday, resulting in the arrest of two Salem residents on related drug and gun charges.
According to a news release, Kenneth Shelton, 25, and Lisa Mason, 50, were occupants of the Salem home on North Bruffey Street where the meth lab bust was made. Both were arrested on Thursday and are now facing charges.
Officers from the Salem Police Department, Virginia State Police, and the Roanoke DEA Task Force searched the Salem home around 2:30 p.m. as part of a methamphetamine manufacturing investigation. When the officers went into the house, they discovered an active meth lab in the basement.
Shelton and Mason were both home when the officers entered the home. They are both facing charges by Salem Police including manufacturing 100 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine precursors, possession of methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamines within 1,000 feet of a school, possessing a firearm while manufacturing methamphetamine, and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.