UPDATE: Nine Arrested in Lincoln County Meth Bust; Child Found in Home

By: WSAZ News Staff, Jennifer Rizzi Email
By: WSAZ News Staff, Jennifer Rizzi Email

UPDATE 4/20/13 @ 12:00 a.m.
LINCOLN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Nine people are now behind bars after a large-scale meth bust at a Lincoln County home Friday night.

Martin Williamson, Erica Earnell, David Madden, Bobby Hill, Ashley Dean, Melissa Fulks, Sheena Frye, Steffanie Atkins and Travis Atkins were arrested.

All are accused of making meth inside a home on Scites Ridge Road.

State Police say a two-year-old child was also found in the home and has since been placed in the care of Child Protective Services.

"It's a hazardous environment all around for anybody, especially for a child," Trooper M.C. McMillian said. "They're the true victim in a crime such as that."

Police say several of the suspects ran out of the home and into the surrounding woods when troopers arrived.

"They attempted to hide or destroy evidence at the time," Trooper McMillian said.

Neighbors say the crime is part of a troubling and destructive trend throughout the county.

"It's the worst I've ever seen it," one neighbor told WSAZ.com. "I've worked in Chicago for 32 years and I've never seen anything like in Lincoln County...it's terrible."

The homeowner, Martin Williamson, had been arrested on similar charges in January in a raid by the Sheriff's Department.

LINCOLN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Nine people have been arrested in connection with a major meth bust.

West Virginia State Police tell WSAZ.com it happened Friday night at a home on Scites Road in Lincoln County.

They say a 2-year-old was in the home.

Martin Williamson is the homeowner, according to state police. Williamson was involved in another meth bust at the same home several months ago.

The names of the others arrested have not yet been released.

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