(08/16/2012)
UPDATE - Charges have yet to be brought related to what appeared to be a meth-making operation on Sinking Springs.

The Calhoun Sheriffs Department is waiting for confirmation of drug testing from the lab after allegedly finding meth-making ingredients and paraphernalia at a trailer on Sinking Springs earlier this month.

The sheriff's department said they have suspects.

WVHHR Children's Protective Services removed children from the domicile.

Calhoun Sheriffs Department and State Police examining alleged
meth ingredients found at Sinking Springs residence Wednesday

ORIGINAL STORY - The Calhoun Sheriffs Department discovered a likely meth lab on Honeysuckle Lane Wednesday, off Sinking Springs Road.

Arrests have yet to be made, but Chief Deputy Carl Ballengee said, "The matter is under investigation and we have suspects."

Child Protective Service and the Calhoun Sheriffs Department had been called to the residence, reportedly related to issues with children, when the lab was reportedly discovered.

At least two children were reportedly removed by CPS from the residence.

Ballengee said a certified State Police officer took samples at the scene, and a clean-up crew from the DEA arrived on scene late Wednesday night.

"There was a large list of meth-making materials in the mobile home," said Ballengee.

Chief Deputy Carl Ballengee, Deputy J. D. Smith and State Police troopers were on scene most of Wednesday. Sheriff's Deputy C. D. Smith is the lead investigator in the case.

Sinking Springs Road is located between Rt. 16 (Mt. Zion) and Altizer Road.


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