By MELINDA WILLIAMS
RINER – Police say two people were arrested Wednesday in connection with a methamphetamine lab found in a Riner residence.
According to a press release from Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Captain Brad St.Clair, Felicia Ann Lovern, 20, and William Bradley Burton, 32, were arrested when authorities executed a search warrant on their residence at 5684 Scaggs Ford Road in Riner at 3:15 p.m.
St.Clair said officers seized more than 722 grams of “detectable methamphetamine,” precursor chemicals used in the manufacture of methamphetamine and six firearms, including three rifles, one shotgun, one muzzle loader, and one revolver.
Lovern and Burton are each being held without bond in Montgomery County Jail on charges of manufacture of over 227 grams of methamphetamine, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of a firearm while manufacturing methamphetamine, and possession of methamphetamine precursors.
The investigation is continuing.
The search was conducted by members of the Patrol Division and Street Crimes Unit of Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Christiansburg Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).