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POLICE: Mobile Meth Lab Suspect 'Preys on Young Adults'

By: Hanna Francis Email
By: Hanna Francis Email

UPDATE 1/10/12 @ 11:05 p.m.
MILTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- State Police have arrested a man described as being a "disease to the Milton and Culloden area for years."

Glenn "J.R." Jenkins was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with a mobile meth lab that was found Friday in Milton.

State Police Trooper W.G. Hash tells WSAZ.com Jenkins has spent the last decade making and selling meth, targeting young adults -- spreading addiction.

"He's a habitual user who also preys on young adults to come in and take part in what he's doing, as well," Hash said. "It's amazing how many people we've come across throughout the weekend who's come into contact with what he does."

Hash said Jenkins specifically targets young women.

"A growing epidemic is what it is, it's sickening and disheartening," Hash told WSAZ.com, "especially when you have 18-year-old females, 19 year-old, 20 ... they have such a prominent future, and it's wasted away because of the meth."

According to the criminal complaint, troopers found a working meth lab in Jenkins' kitchen when he was arrested Tuesday.

Jenkins is charged with operating a clandestine drug lab, possession of substance to be used as a precursor to manufacture meth, persons prohibited from possessing firearms, reckless driving and fleeing.



UPDATE 1/10/12 @ 3:10 p.m.
MILTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man is now in jail after being on-the-run from police since Friday night.

W.Va. State Police arrested Glenn "J.R." Jenkins, 32, of Milton, at his house Tuesday morning. Troopers say they got a tip from Milton Police that he was there.

Troopers say the incident began Friday night when neighbors say they saw two people drop off some backpacks in the woods off Glenwood Road near Milton. That's when they say the pair got into a car and took off.

Police tried to pull them over, but they crashed the car at the entrance of West Mud River Road and Jenkins took off on foot.

Troopers say that's when they found three backpacks nearby with the meth-making materials inside.

Polcie found a woman in the back seat of the car after it crashed. No word if she was arrested or charged.

According to the criminal complaint, troopers found a working meth lab in the kitchen of Jenkins' house when he was arrested Tuesday.

Jenkins is charged with operating a clandestine drug lab, possession of substance to be used as a precursor to manufacture meth, persons prohibited from possessing firearms, reckless driving and fleeing.

He is being held in the Western Regional Jail.

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UPDATE 1/7/12 @ 1 p.m.
MILTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police have named the suspect they're looking for in connection with a mobile meth lab bust.

State Police say Glen "J.R." Jenkins fled from Milton Police when they were trying to stop him for a traffic violation.

Troopers say Jenkins crashed at the entrance of West Mud River Road and ran away on foot.

Police then connected the dots and realized he was the same suspect involved with a mobile meth lab. They say three backpacks full of meth-making material were found near his home.

Troopers say Jenkins and two other females were in the car. One of those women was questioned by police.

Police are still searching for Jenkins at this time.

If you have any information about where he might be, call 911.

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UPDATE 1/6/12 @ 10:50 p.m.
MILTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A woman was taken into custody after meth-making materials were found late Friday night along Glenwood Road, West Virginia State Police tell WSAZ.com.

Troopers say neighbors saw two people drop off some backpacks in the woods off Glenwood Road. That's when they say the pair got into a car and took off.

Police tried to pull them over, but they crashed the car at the entrance of West Mud River Road and took off on foot. Troopers say that's when they found the backpacks nearby with the meth-making materials inside.

Police are still searching the area for the man who was with her.

We will continue to update this story when we get more information. Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.



ORIGINAL STORY
MILTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia State Police are in the process of investigating meth-making materials found late Friday night along Glenwood Road, troopers tell WSAZ.com.

The investigation was underway just before 10 p.m.

We have a crew at the scene and will have more details later tonight.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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