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5 arrested as deputies raid 2 meth labs in SW Virginia

October 8th, 2013 5:25 pm by Staff Report

5 arrested as deputies raid 2 meth labs in SW Virginia


ABINGDON, Va. — Five people were arrested late Monday and early Tuesday in a pair of meth lab raids.


Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies served search warrants at Dennison Drive, Bordwine Road and Calla Drive, and found active labs at two locations, resulting in 19 felony charges and a misdemeanor, Sheriff Fred Newman said in a news release.


As deputies entered the Dennison Drive location, the people there attempted to dispose of the evidence, setting fire to the outside of the residence, and tried to flee. One was apprehended by deputies and a second was apprehended by a police dog, K-9 Blitz.  Law enforcement officers were able to extinguish the blaze. 


Three people at Dennison Drive — Dustin Jerrod Huffman, 21, Bristol, Va., and Thomas Matthew Rhoten, 31, and Nicky Sue Snead, 20, both of Abingdon— were charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of precursors with intent to manufacture methamphetamine.


Huffman and Rhoten also were charged with possession of a firearm while in possession of methamphetamine, and Rhoten was also charged with obstruction of justice.


All three were held in the Abingdon Facility of the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail — Huffman and Rhoten without bond and Snead on $3,000 bond.


Two other search warrants were executed simultaneously at Bordwine Road and Calla Drive, where law enforcement personnel located another active meth lab, resulting in two more arrests.


Lacy Leo Rogers, 41, and Sarah Viola Rogers, 50, both of Calla Road, Abingdon, were charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of precursors with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.


Both were held in the Regional Jail without bond.


Assisting Washington County Virginia Sheriff’s Office were the Abingdon Police Department, the Bristol Virginia Police Department, the Virginia State Police and the DEA.


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