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Home visit uncovers meth lab

May. 21, 2013 @ 06:45 AM

HUNTINGTON  — A standard home visit by a parole officer turned into an investigation into a potential meth lab Monday afternoon at a residence in Huntington.

The parolee was not home just after noon when a parole officer visited his home in the 2000 block of 9th Avenue, said West Virginia Trooper R.N. Blankenship. Instead, the parole officer was met by a relative of the man who also lives at the residence, and the officer found several components used for cooking meth, Blankenship said.

Blankenship said authorities believe the man is in or near Huntington, but he had not been arrested as of 7 p.m. Monday. She said the man will face charges of attempting to operate a meth lab.

Blankenship also notified the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection about the incident. She said it appeared meth had been cooked previously in the residence.

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