5 NEWS UPDATE: Strange Smell Leads to Meth Arrest in Weston
Written by Nicole Porter
Last updated on March 06, 2013 @ 7:20PM
Created on March 06, 2013 @ 3:07PM
UPDATE: March 6, 6:30 p.m.
The community helped led to the finding of 14 meth labs and the arrest of a Lewis County man Tuesday night.
Lewis County Sheriff Adam Gissy said someone called the department about a suspicious odor on Edward Street. When officers arrived at the house, they found a meth lab in a bottle outside the home. They got a search warrant and found about 14 other labs around the area.
"Within this house was a little partitioned-off area that consequently had fans set up to blow the fumes, etcetera, outside that way it wouldn't be such a risk for the individuals inside. Consequently that helped us to obtain the search warrant and lead to the arrest," said Sheriff Gissy.
20-year-old Shane Michael Jeffries admitted to operating the labs there on more than one occasion.
Sheriff Gissy said the investigation continues and more charges are pending.
ORIGINAL: March 6, 12:30 p.m.
A Weston man is in jail facing meth related charges.
20-year old Shane Jefferies is charged with operating or attempting to operate a clandestine lab.
Tuesday night police received a call of a strange smell near a residence on Henry Street. Once inside, police found up to 14 labs which Jeffries allegedly admitted to operating.
He's in the Central Regional Jail on a $50,000 bond.
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