UPDATE: Meth Suspect Arrested

By: Brenna Slavens Email
By: Brenna Slavens Email

UPDATE: 3/21/11 9:10PM

The search is over for the man police say operated a drug lab.

Last week, we told you police discovered an inactive methamphetamine lab near a residence on Elm Street.

After the bust, they were searching for suspect, Chad Burk.

Monday afternoon, Parkersburg Police officers say they spotted Burk near 36th and Willard Streets.

Soon after, they arrested Burk and charged him with one felony count of operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab and a misdemeanor count of excessive purchases of precursors used in the production of meth.

Burk was arraigned Monday night in magistrate court.
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UPDATE: 3/18/11 6:30PM

Agents with the Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force are looking for a Waverly man after they discovered a meth lab Thursday night.

This is the fourth meth lab agents have discovered since February 3.

According to agents, around 11:00 Thursday night, police were dispatched to a home on the 3400 block of Elm Street in Parkersburg--that's when agents say after a details search they found an inactive meth lab in an outside building.

Authorities have issued a warrant for 33-year old Chad Burk of the Waverly area for operating a clandestine drug lab.

If you have any information on where he may be, contact the sheriff's office at 304-424-1834.

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Agents with the Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force discovered a meth lab Thursday night.

This is the fourth meth lab agents have found since February 3rd of this year.

According to the task force, around 11:00 p.m. Thursday police were dispatched to a home on the 3400 block of Elm Street in Pakersburg, that's when agents found items commonly used to make methamphetamine.

A more detailed search revealed an inactive meth lab located in an outside building.

No arrests have been made,as authorities continue to investigate the case.

Keep checking WTAP.com and WTAP-TV for the latest.


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