Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Montgomery Co. Sheriff’s Office busts meth labs

By Heather Bell

ELLISTON – A traffic stop by a Montgomery County deputy on Monday led to the discovery of two methamphetamine labs in the Elliston area of Montgomery County.

During the traffic stop, the deputy discovered marijuana and methamphetamine, according to a statement by the MCSO. 

“After deputies interviewed occupants of the vehicle, a portable actively working meth lab was located under a bridge in the Big Spring Mill area,” the statement reads. “After locating this portable lab, members of the New River Regional Drug Task Force (NRRDTF) were asked to assist.

Interviews of suspects by members of the NRRDTF led to information of the possibility of another lab located on Brake Road in Elliston. 

A search warrant was obtained for the residence by the NRRDTF and executed by members of the task force and MCSO deputies.  A meth lab was located at the residence. 

The case is ongoing and charges are pending.

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