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Virginia Ave. Meth Lab Bust

By: James Sparvero Email
By: James Sparvero Email

Two Parkersburg men are behind bars, one of them accused of running a meth lab out of a local home.

Parkersburg Police arrested 30-year-old Edward Davis and 30-year-old Dustin Keel early Saturday morning.

Investigators say around midnight, after receiving permission, they went inside Davis' Virginia Ave. home and saw numerous items typically used to make meth.

The Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force then searched the home collecting what they believe to be methamphetamine plus items used to make meth, adding up to about 45-total pieces of evidence.

Sorting through it all kept officers on-scene until about 5:30 a.m.

"It was a very painstaking and lengthy ordeal. Part of that time was consumed by the necessity to get a search warrant for the scene. But most of that time that we were on-scene was actually processing it for evidence and dealing with getting them out of the house and disposed of properly," said Lt. Greg Collins of Parkersburg Police.

Two children were inside the home during the search. They were released to family members.

Davis is charged with one felony count, in-relation to the meth lab. Keel was arrested because police say he lied to officers about his identity. No charges are expected against the homeowner (the woman who allowed initially allowed police inside the house).


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