CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Eight homes that have been condemned for methamphetamine are now going to be torn down.
The Kanawha County Commission approved the demolition at its meeting on Tuesday.
Once a home is condemned, it takes anywhere from one to two years before the county is allowed to tear the house down. Law enforcement said during that time, people tend to break into the homes to make more drugs, or steal things left inside the home, which slows things down.
David Armstrong, with the Kanawha County Commission, said getting these houses demolished is a long process.
“You’re actually taking someone’s property,” Armstrong said. “Even though the county commission is not taking ownership in the property, we are removing a structure from the property.”
The county still has to wait 70 days to tear down the homes down. Armstrong said the houses are going to be demolished in February.