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Five face meth charges in South Charleston

By Staff reports

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Police serving warrants at a South Charleston house allegedly discovered materials used to make methamphetamine and arrested five people on Wednesday.

South Charleston Police Patrolman S.W. Miller said police went to serve warrants at 443 Forest Circle in South Charleston and the homeowner gave them permission to search.

Police then found a black bag inside a grill with empty bottles, matches and tubing, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court. Police also allegedly found a Coleman Fuel bottle, Drano and other meth-making materials in a bedroom upstairs. One suspect had pseudoephedrine pills and cold medicine inside his pocket, according to the complaint.

Police arrested five people: James Jessie Adkins, 46; Robert Duncan Altizer, 24; Kurtis Lynn Harris, 48; Danny Ray Lockhart, 36; and Lucas Randall Lynch, 31.

All five were charged with felony attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory.

Adkins, Altizer, Harris and Lynch were being held in South Central Regional Jail each in lieu of a $25,000 bail. Lockhart was being held in jail in lieu of a $125,000 bail.

 


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