Deputies Discover Two Meth Labs Sunday in Kanawha County

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Kanawha County Sheriff's Deputies made a couple of meth arrests on Sunday at two different locations.

The first bust happened at 11:50 a.m. during a traffic stop on Big Tyler Road in Cross Lanes.

According to a news release, Daniel G. Pauley, 32, of Sissonville, was operating the vehicle while his license was currently revoked for DUI.

Deputies say several items consistent with manufacturing of meth were in plain view in the car. Then, after a search of the vehicle deputies found items such as Liquid Heet, coffee filters, iodine, butane and an unknown liquid and an unknown powder, according to the news release.

Anthony Crithfield, 38, of Kenna, was the passenger in the car.

Both Pauley and Crithfield were arrested and charged with attempting to operate a clandestine lab. Pauley will face an additional charge of operating a vehicle while revoked for DUI, according to the release.

The second meth bust happened just before noon at a home on Weir Lane in Elkview.

Deputies were responding to a tip that there was a meth lab being operated in an outbuilding on the property.

According to the release, the property owner told deputies her son used the outbuilding, but she was not aware of what he kept in the building.

When deputies searched the outbuilding they found Isopropyl alcohol, liquid Heet, Iodine, various glassware and tubing along with multiple unidentified liquid samples, according to the release. All the materials were believed to be ingredients to manufacture meth.

Deputies say John C. Wyne, 40, was arrested and taken to South Central Regional Jail.


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