Officers of the Month


Troopers investigate, make arrest in meth lab tip

Martha Sparks - [email protected]



LOGAN, W.Va. — Two West Virginia State Troopers were nominated for The Logan Banner’s June officers of the month for their investigation of an anonymous tip on an active Methamphetamine Laboratory.

The tip led West Virginia State Senior Troopers J.E. Garren and J.G. Honaker to a residence in the Harts area where their investigation led to an arrest of the resident for multiple charges, including operating a clandestine drug lab, possession of precursors to manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of pseudoephedrine in an altered state, exposure of children to methamphetamine manufacturing, cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana, manufacture of distilled spirits (Moonshine), felony possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of a controlled substance (Suboxone).

Honaker, a native of Florida, said he followed in his father’s footsteps.

“My dad was an officer in Florida,” Honaker said, “I was just following in his footsteps. He’s now a Trooper up here.” Honaker’s father is a West Virginia State Trooper stationed at Parkersburg.

Honaker is a graduate of the West Virginia State Police Academy and has an associate degree from Mountwest Community and Technical College at Huntington. He was stationed in Logan in 2011.

Garren, who is from Hurricane, said it was his lifelong dream to be an officer.

“I’ve always wanted to be a police officer,” Garren said, “Ever since I was a little boy.”

Garren is a graduate of the West Virginia State Police Academy and has a bachelors degree in criminal justice from Marshall University and an associates degree in police science from Mountwest Community and Technical College.

West Virginia State Senior Trooper J.E. Garren, June 2016 Officer of the Month

West Virginia State Senior Trooper J.G. Honaker, June 2016 Officer of the Month

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Troopers investigate, make arrest in meth lab tip

Martha Sparks

[email protected]

Martha Sparks can be reached at 304-752-6950, ext. 1728, or via Twitter at @MarthaSparks

Martha Sparks can be reached at 304-752-6950, ext. 1728, or via Twitter at @MarthaSparks

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