The Parkersburg Violent Crimes and Narcotics Task Force say two Calhoun men arrested in Wood County were buying thousands of nasal pills in Parkersburg.

Arrested was, 34-year-old Joseph Kelly and 52-year-old Ralph "Huck" Wilson from Jesse's Run.

Kelley was charged with operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab, according to North Central Regional Jail.

Wilson was charged with "operating a business having drug devices."

The men were apparently oblivious about tracking systems implemented by state officials to spot buys generally used in manufacturing methamphetamine.

Wood County officials say they've now linked them with a major meth lab in Calhoun County on Jesse's Run, a rural area situated between US 33-119 (Liberty Hill) and the West Fork of the Little Kanawha River.

Both Kelly and Wilson are in North Central Regional Jail on $15,000 bond each.

The men were accompanied by two females, yet to be charged.

Additional charges in Calhoun County are likely pending after a search warrant was executed on the property late Friday night.

State Police have yet to confirm the drug bust in Calhoun.

See Herald story 3/31/2007