Lewis residents facing meth charges

A late-night traffic stop landed two Lewis County residents behind bars after state troopers discovered items believed to be used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

According to the complaint in Lewis County Magistrate Court, the state police pulled over a 2001 Suzuki Vitara on Perry Ables Hollow Road being driven by Dustin Lee Watson, 18, of 307 Middle Fork Road, Roanoke, for a very loud exhaust around 11 p.m. Monday. The complaint stated that Watson’s driver’s license had been revoked in 2012 and suspended for an upaid citation in 2012.

A search of the vehicle uncovered a bottle of liquid drain opener, a bottle of crystal drain opener, a container of gasoline, a container of table salt, 25 feet of airline tubing, an empty Claritin-D box, several empty Claritin-D wrappers and a receipt from a local store for the purchase of Claritin-D.

Watson was charged with operating a clandestine drug lab and conspiracy, according to the complaint. He is being held in the Central Regional Jail in lieu of $60,000 bond.

A passenger in the vehicle, Megan Renee Mitchell, 19, of 250 Bennett Ave., Weston, is lodged in the Central Regional Jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond. She is also facing charges of operating a clandestine drug lab and conspiracy.