More Tenants Facing Eviction After Meth Lab Discovered

By: Rahel Solomon Email
By: Rahel Solomon Email

CULLODEN, W.Va (WSAZ) -- What happens behind closed doors doesn't always stay behind closed doors.

Two tenants in Culloden are now facing eviction after a meth lab was discovered at a neighbor's unit.

The two units were tested Monday for possible meth contamination. The walls, ceilings and floors all were tested as part of the process.

If meth-making chemicals spread into nearby units, residents are forced to leave because the apartments are considered unsafe.

For resident Brittany Yost, 19, who just moved into her first apartment, the thought of eviction is heartbreaking.

"It took my breath away when I heard," Yost said.

Several apartments have been tested at the complex within the last month. One resulted in the eviction of an elderly resident last week.

"It's been happening all around me, like in this building alone it's been four units," Hassana Shareef said.

The testing process takes about one hour, but it takes one week for the results to be known.

Once a tenant is notified of a positive test, they usually have 15 minutes to gather their belongs and leave the unit.

Shareef has lived in her unit for years and said she had no plans of leaving before she got the news.

"Maybe starting all over may not be such a bad thing," Shareef said. "But that's what it really mounts up to. I would have to start all over. And where I'll have to go, I'll have to pray about that.

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