County police bust Glenvar meth lab
GLENVAR – Roanoke County Police busted a methamphetamine lab on Fort Lewis Church Road in Glenvar in the early morning hours of March 26.
The bust and subsequent arrests were announced late today by police.
The meth lab bust came about after police stopped a car on West Main Street near the intersection with Fort Lewis Church Road, and found two baggies with what appeared to be meth.
Police arrested Kevin Whitlow, 44, of Christiansburg for possession of methamphetamine.
Following up on information obtained during the traffic stop, police conducted a well-being check at a home in the 4800 block of Fort Lewis Church Road, then came back with a search warrant and arrested James Ellis Reiling, 37, at that address, Investigating Officer A. Newton said.
Reiling was charged with one count of manufacture, sale and possession of a controlled substance, and three counts of manufacturing methamphetamine in the presence of children. Police said additional charges are possible.
Newton said police found the active meth lab and items used to make the illegal substance while searching the residence.
Members of the Virginia State Police Clandestine Lab Team arrived to assist with the investigation and disposal of chemicals found in the house.
Police did not say how many children were found in the home, but added that Social Services was contacted to handle matters related to the care of the children. An adult female was also in the house but was not charged.
Roanoke County Police said additional charges could be filed against Reiling after the lab analysis of substances found in the house is performed by the Virginia Department of Forensic Science.
He is being held in the Roanoke County-Salem Jail, police said.