By MELINDA WILLIAMS
CHRISTIANSBURG – Authorities executing a search warrant at a Christiansburg home Wednesday interrupted what they called a “live cook” of methamphetamine.
According to Christiansburg spokeswoman Becky Wilburn, officers from three departments executed a search warrant on a residence in the 400 block of Light Street just after 11 a.m. Wednesday, looking for a possible methamphetamine lab. During the search, police determined methamphetamine allegedly was in the process of being made.
Wilburn said Thomas Wayne Perdue, 28, and Tabitha Nichole Roberts, 26, were arrested. Both are believed to live at the residence in question.
Perdue is charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine over 228 grams and possession of precursors for manufacture of methamphetamine. Roberts is charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.
The defendants are being held without bond at Montgomery County Jail.
Officers from the Christiansburg and Blacksburg police departments and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the search and clean up of the lab. Christiansburg Fire Department also assisted.