LOGAN, W.Va — A second man has been arrested as part of an alleged conspiracy to operate a meth lab in the Rocky Branch area.
The Logan Banner recently reported on the arrest of Amos Scott Holland, 21, of Rocky Branch, whereby a tip had led to the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) to his residence.
The criminal complaint filed by Senior Trooper J.E. Garren, with the WVSP, indicates he discovered an active burn pile in the backyard of the home singled out in the tip.
In the burn pile, Garren reportedly found a plastic bottle containing precursors for the production of methamphetamine.
During further investigation of the property, Garren reportedly found a backpack near an outbuilding.
The criminal complaint filed by Garren states the backpack contained, “…camp fuel, drain cleaner, alkaline batteries, pseudo-ephedrine in an altered state and several bottles containing an active methamphetamine shake-and-back lab.”
Garren was reportedly able to make contact with the home’s resident Amos Scott Holland, 21, of Rocky Branch.
Holland reportedly stated Steven Sansom come to the home and asked his permission to produce methamphetamine — Holland reportedly agreed.
Sansom is charged with felony counts of attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab, possession of precursors to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of pseudo-ephedrine in an altered state and conspiracy to operate a clandestine lab
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Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]