Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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March 22, 2013

Two arrested in McDowell meth lab bust

WAR — Arrests were made Thursday after an investigation by the McDowell County Sheriff’s Department and a local task force yielded a meth lab in an abandoned trailer.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office and the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force acted on a tip and found an active meth lab in an abandoned trailer in the War area, according to a sheriff’s department press release issued late Thursday evening.

 The trailer was in the William Pokey Hill area of War. Timothy Harrison Stone, no age available, of War was charged with operating a clandestine lab and felony conspiracy. Donald Martin Simpkins, no age available, of War was also arrested and charged with operating a clandestine lab and felony conspiracy.

 A meth lab was seized and the case is still being investigated, according to deputies. This is the second time Timothy Stone was arrested for operating a meth lab within the year and he was currently out on bond.

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