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Meth lab leads to four arrests in Lincoln County

Jan. 16, 2013 @ 10:33 AM

ALUM CREEK, W.Va. — West Virginia State Police arrested four people late Tuesday in a methamphetamine bust in Lincoln County.

State Police Sgt. J.L. Joyce said a trooper was following up on an unrelated call in Alum Creek, W.Va., when he discovered the meth operation. It happened Tuesday evening along Coal River Road.

Those arrested were Joseph Tyler Marcum, 22, and Richard Taylor Mathis, 27, both of Charleston, along with Felicia Nicole Miller, 24; and Betty Ann Cooper, 28, both of Tornado, W.Va., according to Joyce and jail records.

Addresses for Miller and Cooper matched that of the scene in question. All four were at the residence when a trooper made the discovery, Joyce said.

Each of the suspects were charged with felony operating/ attempting to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, altering meth precursors and conspiracy, according to Joyce and jail records.

They were jailed without bond pending arraignment.

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