Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 27, 2014

Princeton Police discover a 'shake-and-bake' meth lab

PRINCETON —  A “shake-and-bake” meth lab was discovered by authorities Friday afternoon after a hazmat crew entered a Princeton residence where drug activity was suspected.

Two individuals were arrested in connection with the case Friday morning, but their names have not been released by authorities.

The smaller lab was found after a hazmat crew secured the house, located on Ingleside Road in Princeton. Initially, authorities believed it could have been a larger operation.

No meth was found on the premises, Sgt. T.A. Bailey, with the Princeton Police Department, said.

“They were cooking it on the back porch,” he said. “They made it this morning and it’s already gone.”

Several pit bulls were discovered in the residence.

A portion of  Ingleside Road was closed earlier in the day while crews waited for the West Virginia Drug Task Force to enter the house.

“We have been sitting on this house for about three weeks,” Det. B.E. Grimm, with the Princeton Police Department, said.

Local business owners and neighbors alerted the Princeton Police Department about suspicious activity.

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