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Four arrested in drug interdiction operation

By MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Four people were arrested Wednesday when several Montgomery County agencies uncovered two methamphetamine labs and a marijuana grow operation.

According to Capt. Brad Wright with Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the following arrests were made:

•Justin D. McNew, 21, of Elliston, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and manufacture methamphetamine;

•Anita M. McGuire, 42, of Shawsville, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and manufacture methamphetamine;

•Scott C. Owens, 25, of Shawsville, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and manufacture methamphetamine, and

•Micah C. Hatcher, 18, of Shawsville, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, manufacture methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine precursors.

All four suspects are being held without bond at Montgomery County Jail.

Wright said other various arrests were made as a result of this operation, including probation violation, marijuana possession, driving suspended, driving under the influence of alcohol and other traffic violations.

The investigation is continuing.

Participating in the drug interdiction operation were deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Patrol, Street Crimes Unit, and Investigations Division, with assistance from Christiansburg Police Department, New River Valley Drug Task Force and the Virginia Department of Probation and Parole.

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  1. sandra

    June 23, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    It is my understanding that these labs produce quite a bit of hazardous waste. How much toxic waste is left per amour of meth manufactured? Like for every 5 grams made is the waste 3 times that. What do manufacturers do with their hazardous waste. Is the public at risk of contamination due to these criminals means of disposal. Last how do the haze mat people and/or law enforcement personnel dispose of it.What measures are taken to keep us safe from.these contaminants? Thanks for some educating.

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