EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSSix Arrested After Three Meth Busts In Jackson County
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Reported by: Leslie Rubin
Reported: Jun. 13, 2014 5:54 PM EDT
Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 6:14 PM EDT
Ripley , Jackson County , West Virginia
Authorities in Jackson County bust three separate meth labs and make half a dozen arrests late Thursday night and early Friday morning.
Jackson County deputies, Ravenswood police, and Ripley police were all involved in the lengthy investigation.
"Last night, we found a couple different gas generators, this being your soda pop bottle, this one's already equipped with your aquariam pump for circulation," explains Det. Ross Mellinger as he surveys the meth making materials that were seized from the homes.
Those facing charges are:
- Darrell Hicks, 36, of Ripley (operating a clandestine drug lab)
- Jennifer Hicks, 34, of Ripley (operating a clandestine drug lab)
- Joseph Lathey, 37, of Ripley (operating a clandestine drug lab)
- Jeremy Jordan, 36, of Sandyville (operating a clandestine drug lab)
- William Sharp, 35, of Ripley (possession of pseudo-ephedrine with intent to manufacture meth)
- Nicole Hayes, 35, of Ripley (possession of pseudo-ephedrine with intent to manufacture meth)
"If they can get a hold of it, they're going to do it, whether it's meth or anything else, so obviously there's still some active meth labs," explains Sheriff Tony Boggs.
One of the labs was discovered at a home on Carter Street in Ripley, the other two were at homes near Bull Run Road.
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