East Dailey couple arrested for meth lab
EAST DAILEY – Information from a local child led the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office to a methamphetamine lab in East Dailey Friday, police said.
“Deputies were granted a search warrant from the Randolph County Magistrate Court after a CPS (Child Protective Services) worker and a deputy interviewed the child,” Randolph County Sheriff Mark Brady said.
After obtaining the warrant, deputies located the home in East Daily and found a meth lab in a utility room, along with precursors to manufacture the drugs.
Brady said Holly Lunn Galenis, 34, and William M. Lobb Jr., 33, were both arrested and charged with operating a clandestine drug laboratory.
Brady said precursors for manufacturing methamphetamine found inside the home included batteries, tobacco pipe cutters, iodized salt, home/camp fuel, fast dry thinner, drain opener, ice packs, lye, mason jars, bottles and glass tubes.
“Deputies also recovered hand-written instructions on how to produce meth,” he said. “A search through pharmacies showed the couple bought suphedrine on two occasions in 2014.”
Brady said two children under the age of 15 in the home were taken into CPS care. He said dogs were also removed by the Randolph County dog warden.
Deputies were assisted on scene by an Elkins Police Department Cpl. Brandon Tice, who is trained to deconstruct meth labs.
“The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office will continue to seek out individuals who endanger children and our communities by distributing drugs,” Brady told The Inter-Mountain. “We will continue to investigate any and all information given to us by the public.”