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Meth lab bust made in Tazewell County

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TAZEWELL (WVVA) - A Tazewell County man is behind bars after authorities found meth-making materials in his home.

James Houchins, 47, was arrested Thursday after a search warrant was executed at his home on Baptist Valley Road in Tazewell and a number of items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine were discovered.

The arrest resulted from a two-week long investigation by the Tazewell County Narcotics Task Force, sheriff's department and the Virginia State Police into the manufacturing of methamphetamines in the county.

Sheriff Brian Hieatt said Houchins was not the only occupant of the home and more arrests may be forthcoming.

"The investigation will continue and all persons involved in this incident will be charged," Hieatt said.

This is the first meth lab bust in Tazewell County in 2012. Twelve meth labs were dismantled in the county last year.

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