EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSPutnam Deputies Bust Suspected Meth Lab
from Eyewitness News Online
Reported by: Dave Benton
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Also Contributing: Heath Harrison
Reported: Aug. 11, 2013 3:50 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 11, 2013 10:32 PM EDT
Scott Depot , Putnam County , West Virginia
A woman was arrested Sunday after Putnam County sheriff's deputies said they found a “shake and bake” meth lab in her home.
Deputies said they got an anonymous tip about a smell coming from a trailer on King
Richard's Court in Scott Depot. Deputies arrested Stacy Oldham and charged her with operating a meth lab.
Deputies also detained Cecil Steadman for several hours, but only gave him a citation for possession of meth.
Putnam County Sheriff's deputies were on the scene of a suspected meth lab Sunday.
Deputies said they got an anonymous tip about a smell coming from a trailer on King Richard's Court.
A deputy said when he arrived, he could smell the odor before the person inside opened the door.
Deputies detained Stacy Oldham and Cecil Steadman for a couple of hours until they could get a search warrant.
Then, deputies said they found meth-making materials not just in the trailer, but also in a car parked outside.
Deputies said they found a mobile meth lab in a backpack. Oldham was arrested. Steadman was given a citation.
A man who lives next door said he had seen a lot of traffic coming in and out of that trailer.
Oldham was taken into the custody of the sheriff's department.
Two people were detained Sunday in Scott Depot in connection with what police said was a suspected meth lab.
Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies arrived in the early afternoon at the home at 104 King Richard Court at Nottingham Trailer Park, after they had received a call about a suspicious odor.
No charges have been made yet. Two individuals were detained, while police were obtaining a search warrant for the home.
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