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TAZEWELL – Two people are in the Southwest Regional Jail in Tazewell following an investigation in to allegations of a mobile meth lab in the county.
Melissa Webb, 30, of Tazewell and Rodney Ray, 31, of Swords Creek have been arrested. Ray is charged with possession of substances used in manufacturing methamphetamine and manufacturing methamphetamine. Webb is charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
Chief of Operations Brian Hieatt of the Sheriff’s Office said that this investigation was centered on information they had gathered on a mobile meth lab in the county. A mobile meth lab is a situation where individuals are making methamphetamine inside of their vehicle to try and conceal their activities while being able to easily move from one place to another. Hieatt states that it becomes is a very dangerous situation when these chemicals are being carried around in a car. Commonwealth’s Attorney Dennis Lee said that in this case the arrests were made before the Methamphetamine could be distributed out into the public, and that we are fortunate that this dangerous situation was found and stopped. His office is currently working with the Sheriff’s Office in the continuation of the investigation which may lead to more arrests. The Tazewell County Narcotics Task Force also assisted in the investigation

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