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Children Removed from Meth House

Charleston, West Virginia – On January 17, 2013, Kanawha County sheriff's deputies and employees from the state Department of Health and Human Resources went to a mobile home in Belle to investigate a report that the couple's children were not being properly cared for.

When sheriff's deputies and the workers from the Department of Health and Human Resources arrived at the scene, deputies found the two infants' grandmother high on drugs. According to police, the mobile home was full of freshly manufactured methamphetamines. The deputies wound up issuing arrest warrants for the infants' mother and her 31-year-old boyfriend, of Cabin Creek. The children were also removed from their parents' and grandmother's care due to "deplorable" living conditions.

According to Cpl. Brian Humphries of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, he said that troopers arrested the man and woman on unrelated charges on Monday. Based on earlier warrants, deputies charged the couple with felony possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. The couple's preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on January, 30th in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

In the state of Virginia, possessing methamphetamine with intent to sell, give, or distribute is covered under §18.2-248. Anyone who violates this section in relation to a controlled substance classified in Schedule I or II shall be punished by 5 to 40 years and a fine not to exceed $500,000.

Under state and federal laws, it's illegal to possess, cultivate, manufacture, sell, distribute or traffic controlled substances. The penalties for a drug crime vary depending upon the type of drug, the quantity and what you intended to do with it. If you or someone you love is facing criminal charges in connection to a drug-related crime, it's critical that you enlist the services of a Richmond drug crime lawyer from The Law Office of James A. Bullard.

We will immediately examine your case to find out if your search and seizure rights were violated, and if they were we may be able to get the evidence against you suppressed. Depending on the circumstances, there may be other viable defense strategies that we can employ in your case. Contact us today so we can begin working on your defense!