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McDowell authorities bust another meth lab

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Timothy Stone Timothy Stone
Thomas Perkins Thomas Perkins

WAR (WVVA) - Authorities have made two arrests after discovering another meth lab in McDowell County.

According to a news release, Timothy Stone and Thomas Perkins were both arrested following the discovery of a working meth lab at a residence at 59 Junior Poca Hill, shortly after midnight Monday morning.

The War Police Department made the initial discovery. They were assisted by the McDowell County Sheriff's Department and the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

Stone has been charged with one count of operating a methamphetamine lab, child neglect creating risk of injury and felony conspiracy.

Perkins is charged with one count of operating a methamphetamine lab and felony conspiracy.

Stone is being held on $75,000 bond. Perkins is being held on $50,000 bond.

This makes the second meth lab bust in the War area in the last week. Last Tuesday, 20-year-old Greer Orell, was arrested after authorities raided a suspected meth lab at Orell's father's home.

McDowell County Sheriff Martin West released the following statement: 

"Methamphetamine is a very dangerous and volatile drug we want to pursue every lead hoping we can resolve the problem arising in this county," West said. "I made a promise to the people of McDowell County to work on drugs and I intend to keep it."

West said at the time of last week's arrest it was the only the second case of a possible meth lab arrest in the county. Monday's arrests would bring the total to four.

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