Police raid active meth lab in Radford

Christopher Hoffarth-webBy MELINDA WILLIAMS


RADFORD – Two men were arrested Wednesday when authorities raided an active methamphetamine laboratory on Fifth Street in Radford.

Lt. Andy Wilburn with Radford City Police Department said Lucas Scott Wright, 35, and Christopher William Hoffarth, 23, allegedly “were participating in an active meth lab cook” when Radford investigators and members of Claytor Lake Regional Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 1211 Fifth St. Both men are from Radford.

Wilburn said a female also was “participating” in the “cook” with Wright and Hoffarth when police made entry into the building. Wilburn said she has not been charged.

Investigators utilized Emergency Response Team members from Radford Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office on the raid. Due to the volatility of the methamphetamine manufacturing process, Radford City Fire Department and Carilion New River Valley Emergency Medical Services were placed on  standby in case they were needed.

Wright and Hoffarth each are charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine; manufacture methamphetamine; possess two or more precursors to manufacture methamphetamine; possession of a Schedule II drug (methamphetamine); and possession of a mixture containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.

They are being held without bond at the New River Valley Regional Jail.



One Response to Police raid active meth lab in Radford

  1. Anon1

    April 22, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    This is getting pretty scary!! Meth labs everywhere in our area!! Please pray for our county!!

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