HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A parole officer found more than he expected while making a home visit on a parolee Monday afternoon.
W.Va. State Police say the officer found a meth lab.
Trooper R. N. Blankenship says the parolee wasn't home at the time of the visit, but one of the other residents invited the officer inside. Once inside, the officer said he saw suspicious looking items.
"It was just a simple chance encounter they were just stopping by to see to make sure he was in compliance and located some chemicals," said Blankenship.
The house is in the 2000-block of 9th Ave in Huntington. The meth lab was not active, meaning chemicals were not actually being cooked at the time it was discovered.
State Police are not releasing the name of the suspect, but did say he has not been seen for a couple of days.
Blankenship also tells WSAZ.com that the DEP will perform a cleanup of the house and that the property will mostly likely be condemned.