Three arrested on meth charges
HURRICANE -- Authorities arrested three people Wednesday afternoon on methamphetamine-related charges in Putnam County, according to a press release issued Thursday.
Those arrested were Elijah David Terry, 25; James Corey McConihay, 23; and Joshua Emmett Robertson, 25. Each were incarcerated on meth-related charges, according to the press release and jail records.
The arrests followed a traffic stop Wednesday at Hurricane Creek Road's intersection with Coon Creek Road. Police confiscated components of a meth lab from the vehicle, according to Putnam Sheriff Steve Deweese. The traffic stop was part of a larger investigation by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department and the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team, Deweese said.
Terry was charged with felony operating/attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab and possession of pseudoephedrine in an altered state. Bond was $100,000.
Robertson was charged with felony operating/attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab and possession of pseudoephedrine in an altered state. Bond was $200,000.
McConihay was charged with felony conspiracy and possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture meth. He also faced felony failure to appear warrant in Kanawha County. Bond was denied due to the Kanawha warrant.
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