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Two charged in Christiansburg meth lab

By MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

 

CHRISTIANSBURG – Two Christiansburg residents have been arrested in connection with an apparent methamphetamine lab found during a search conducted Dec. 27.

According to Christiansburg Police Department spokeswoman Becky Wilburn, the department’s Vice Unit found items consistent with methamphetamine manufacturing when it executed a search warrant in the 1800 block of Akers Street in Christiansburg.

Authorities arrested John Calvin Price, 30, and Matilda Lynn Henley, 39. Henley has been released on $5,000 bond, while Price continues to be held in Montgomery County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bond.

Price is charged with possessing hydrochloric acid and pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, methcathinone or amphetamine; conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine, its salts isomers, or salts of its isomers; manufacturing methamphetamine, its salts, isomers, or salts of its isomers, and knowingly or intentionally possessing a Schedule II controlled substance.

Henley is charged with conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine, its salts, isomers, or salts of its isomers and one count of knowing or intentionally possessing a Schedule II controlled substance not obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of a professional practice.