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WDBJ7 Web Staff | April 25, 2013
A Radford man has been charged with operating a methamphetamine lab. The Claytor Lake Regional Drug Task Force served a search warrant at 600 Bolling Street in Radford on Wednesday. Investigators took several items that are commonly used to make methamphetamine. Charles Allen Custer. Jr., 50, has been charged with several counts of making methamphetamine. He is being held at the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond. ================================ Original story from Wednesday, April 24 Police in Radford are investigating a possible methamphetamine lab. A search warrant was executed Wednesday in the 600 block of Bolling Street in Radford.
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Seth Kovar and WDBJ7 Anchor/Reporter | December 11, 2012
Meth addicts aren't going to like a new type of cold medicine. Nexafed was created with drug making in mind. Drug cooks use the pseudoephedrine from cold medicine to help make methamphetamine. Acura Pharmaceuticals out of Illinois has come up with a way to make that cold-fighting drug unusable for meth making. If addicts try to cook meth with Nexafed, they'll end up with worthless goo. "They use it to cook meth, but I think they'll end up with a few surprises along the way, and what they come out with will be a lot different than what they expect," Acura Pharmaceuticals president Bob Jones said.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | September 12, 2012
Two people have been arrested after an active methamphetamine lab and several firearms were found in a Bedford County home. Investigators served a search warrant on Saturday at a home on Breezy Ridge Road in the Thaxton part of the county. 47-year-old Bryant Reynolds and 37-year-old Danielle Reynolds have both been charged with one count of manufacturing methamphetamine and firearms charges. They are being held without bond. A tip from a citizen started the investigation.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | April 15, 2013
Two people have been arrested after the Christiansburg Police Department says it discovered an active methamphetamine lab on Sunday evening. Acting on a tip, investigators say they found the lab in the 1300 block of Scott Street around 11 p.m. Sunday. Michael Lee Yelton, 45, and Blanche Ottersburg, 43, have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, and possession of precursors to methamphetamine. Yelton was also charged with allowing a minor to be present during the manufacture of methamphetamine.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | January 19, 2013
Four people in Lynchburg are under arrest after police busted a meth lab. Police say they were serving a warrant Friday for someone who lived on Florida Avenue before 5:00 p.m. when they discovered materials used to make Methamphetamine. They arrested four people at the house. They are charged with a variety of crimes. Here's the full press release from the Lynchburg Police Department: On January 18, 2013 at approximately 1639 hours members of the Lynchburg Police Departments Street Crimes Unit served a warrant on an individual at 1810 Florida Avenue.  After further investigation, Officers discovered materials in the residence that were consistent with the manufacturing of Methamphetamine.
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Chris Hurst and Anchor/Reporter | November 4, 2011
Sweeping drug indictments in Wytheville were announced Friday dating back to an investigation that culminated in October. More than 20 people face a total of 60 charges for drug dealing. Meth, crack cocaine and pills are all allegedly involved. The following is a list of the indictments. Tonya Howard - 8 counts of Distribution (Sch. II and III pills, Methadone, Cocaine)  - 21 year old, Wytheville, VA Barbara Hensley - 5 counts of Distribution, 1 count of PWID more than 28 grams (Methamphetamine)
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | May 9, 2013
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.
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Web Staff | January 19, 2011
Two people face charges after a suspected meth lab was busted in Christiansburg. Thirty-eight-year-old Arthur Chad Wright and 35-year-old Laura Gay Wynn are each charged with the following: Possession of methamphetamine Possession of precursors to manufacture methamphetamine Manufacturing of a controlled substance classified in Schedule 1 or 2 (methamphetamine) Police say they found materials used in the production of methamphetamine at an apartment on Red Oak Drive last Thursday.
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March 27, 2012
A Buena Vista mother and her three sons have been sentenced for their role in a methamphetamine ring. 50-year-old Camilla Ramirez, also known as "Momma" has been sentenced to 96 months in federal prison and five years of supervised release. Also, 30-year-old Nathan Conner of Waynesboro was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison. Previously, 28-year-old Anthony Conner and 32-year-old David Taylor of Buena Vista were each sentenced to 120 months in prison for methamphetamine distribution charges.
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WDBJ7 Staff Writer | June 22, 2013
Two people are in jail after an early morning drug bust. Police in Pulaski raided a house on North Washington Avenue around 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning.    WDBJ7 spoke to the police department, they say it was an active meth lab.  The Virginia State Police hazmat team has been called in to clean it up.    The investigation is ongoing.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | May 9, 2013
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.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | May 6, 2013
U.S. Marshals discovered a methamphetamine lab Friday while searching for a person wanted on unrelated drug charges in Henry County. No arrests have been made. Investigators found the lab in a home in the 200 block of Amos Road in Martinsville. Members of the Virginia State Police collected evidence from the lab and dismantled it. Anyone with information about the methamphetamine lab is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff's Office at 276-638-8751.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | April 25, 2013
A Radford man has been charged with operating a methamphetamine lab. The Claytor Lake Regional Drug Task Force served a search warrant at 600 Bolling Street in Radford on Wednesday. Investigators took several items that are commonly used to make methamphetamine. Charles Allen Custer. Jr., 50, has been charged with several counts of making methamphetamine. He is being held at the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond. ================================ Original story from Wednesday, April 24 Police in Radford are investigating a possible methamphetamine lab. A search warrant was executed Wednesday in the 600 block of Bolling Street in Radford.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | April 15, 2013
Two people have been arrested after the Christiansburg Police Department says it discovered an active methamphetamine lab on Sunday evening. Acting on a tip, investigators say they found the lab in the 1300 block of Scott Street around 11 p.m. Sunday. Michael Lee Yelton, 45, and Blanche Ottersburg, 43, have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, and possession of precursors to methamphetamine. Yelton was also charged with allowing a minor to be present during the manufacture of methamphetamine.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | January 19, 2013
Four people in Lynchburg are under arrest after police busted a meth lab. Police say they were serving a warrant Friday for someone who lived on Florida Avenue before 5:00 p.m. when they discovered materials used to make Methamphetamine. They arrested four people at the house. They are charged with a variety of crimes. Here's the full press release from the Lynchburg Police Department: On January 18, 2013 at approximately 1639 hours members of the Lynchburg Police Departments Street Crimes Unit served a warrant on an individual at 1810 Florida Avenue.  After further investigation, Officers discovered materials in the residence that were consistent with the manufacturing of Methamphetamine.
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Seth Kovar and WDBJ7 Anchor/Reporter | December 11, 2012
Meth addicts aren't going to like a new type of cold medicine. Nexafed was created with drug making in mind. Drug cooks use the pseudoephedrine from cold medicine to help make methamphetamine. Acura Pharmaceuticals out of Illinois has come up with a way to make that cold-fighting drug unusable for meth making. If addicts try to cook meth with Nexafed, they'll end up with worthless goo. "They use it to cook meth, but I think they'll end up with a few surprises along the way, and what they come out with will be a lot different than what they expect," Acura Pharmaceuticals president Bob Jones said.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | December 5, 2012
Two people are in jail after a mobile methamphetamine lab was found inside of a van parked at LewisGale Medical Center in Salem on Wednesday. Just before 10 a.m. a person checked into the emergency room at LewisGale suffering from chemical exposure. The person told hospital staff about the vehicle, and when they checked the car officers also found materials for making methamphetamine inside the van. They also found a man inside the van. 30-year-old Marlon Adkins and 24-year-old Elena Remina have been charged with having methamphetamine, having materials to make methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.
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David Seidel and Assignment Manager | November 20, 2012
Officers say there were two infants inside a suspected meth lab they raided Monday night. Franklin County sheriff's deputies say they raided the home on Crowell Gap Road around 7:00 p.m.  Roanoke County police officers and state troopers were also involved in the investigation. Here is the complete news release from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office: On Monday November 19, 2012, at approximately 7:00 pm, Investigators with the Office of the Sheriff, Franklin County, executed a search warrant of a residence located on Crowell Gap Road in the Boones Mill section of Franklin County near the Roanoke County line.   The search warrant was in reference to the manufacturing of methamphetamine.   At the time of the search, James A. Smith and Martha J. Landgrebe were present in the residence, along with two infants.   Due to the hazardous environment the infants were immediately taken into protective custody and transported for medical evaluation.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | September 12, 2012
Two people have been arrested after an active methamphetamine lab and several firearms were found in a Bedford County home. Investigators served a search warrant on Saturday at a home on Breezy Ridge Road in the Thaxton part of the county. 47-year-old Bryant Reynolds and 37-year-old Danielle Reynolds have both been charged with one count of manufacturing methamphetamine and firearms charges. They are being held without bond. A tip from a citizen started the investigation.
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