KERMIT, WV (WCHS/WVAH) — Court records said a couple is charged after an inactive methamphetamine laboratory was found in an abandoned building in Kermit along with a grocery list of meth items and directions on how to make the drug.
Warrants were recently issued charging Adrienne Lowe, 32, of McAndrews, Ky., and Gary Newsome, 25, of Kermit with conspiracy and operating a clandestine drug laboratory after law enforcement officers found the lab in the building on the property where the couple was living, the Williamson Daily News reported.
The criminal complaints indicate the laboratory was discovered in early December.
Officers responded to a residence in Kermit after a tip was received that a possible domestic dispute was in progress and a possible meth lab was in operation in an abandoned barbershop on the property of the residence.
Newsome had been living with relatives at the Kermit residence, the newspaper reported. Officers contacted the property owners who provided consent to search the abandoned building.
Before officers investigated the abandoned building, they informed Newsome and Lowe to remain at the residence, but the newspaper reported Newsome and Lowe apparently fled on foot to nearby Martin County Ky.