Two adults were transported to jail and two children were sent to the hospital Tuesday night after state police found the makings of a methamphetamine lab at a residence in the Teter Creek area.
Natasha Biggins, 26, and Chad Cutright, 27, both of Montrose, were each charged with operating or attempting to operate a clandestine laboratory, a felony, when police found meth precursors and a large amount of drug paraphernalia at their residence at 145 Main Street in the Teter Creek area of Barbour County.
According to Cpl. C.B. Schrader with the Philippi detachment of the West Virginia State Police, officers were dispatched to the residence at about 7 p.m. in response to a domestic disturbance.
"We basically discovered items you would use to make a meth lab," Schrader told The Inter-Mountain Wednesday morning. Police also found two "very young" children, who were taken to Davis Memorial Hospital for evaluation as a precautionary measure, Schrader said.
The officer said that although police found plenty of meth precursors, there was no active meth lab at the time they arrived.
"There was a lot of paraphernalia and everything, so there was the possibility of (the children) being exposed to a clandestine lab," Schrader said, adding that the case is still under investigation and more charges could be forthcoming.
Biggins and Cutright are each being held at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond.
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