The Times West Virginian

July 31, 2013

Investigation of meth labs ongoing

By Debra Minor Wilson
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Fairmont police are still investigating the discovery of “multiple meth labs” found in the Westchester area of the city Monday.

“We found the precursors for the manufacture of methamphetamines,” said Fairmont police chief Kelley Moran. He added that the meth labs were found “inside and outside the residence” in the 1900 block of Locust Avenue, Fairmont.

“We have three suspects but we’re not releasing their names,” he said. “This is the third meth lab found in the city in the past four months. It’s becoming a problem. We’ve sent six officers to Quantico for a week to learn to process and investigate meth labs.”

He added the search was conducted after a federal search warrant issued by a U.S. attorney was executed.

The Drug Enforcement Administration in cooperation with Three Rivers Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force and the Fairmont Police Department executed a search warrant there as part of an ongoing joint investigation surrounding suspicions that the residents were operating a clandestine methamphetamine lab.

Fairmont city police are also investigating an incident identified as an armed robbery late Monday at 328 Watson Ave. No further information was available at press time.


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