Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 22, 2013

Arson suspected on property where meth lab was found in McDowell County

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WAR —  Arson is suspected in an early morning fire that occurred on a property where McDowell County sheriff’s deputies recently uncovered a meth lab.

Sheriff Martin West said firefighters were alerted at 2:30 a.m. due to a fire in an abandoned mobile home in the William Pokey Hill area of War. The property where the fire occurred was also the scene of a meth lab deputies uncovered at 5:30 p.m. Thursday evening.

The trailer that burned was adjacent to the structure where two subjects were arrested in the process of making meth, West said.

It is believed at this time that the arson at the structure may have been set to destroy evidence, West said.