A 40-year-old Virginia man was taken into custody on multiple meth-related charges following the execution of a search warrant at the man's home. Authorities said that a small one-pot methamphetamine lab was found at the residence.
Authorities said that, on July 31, multiple law enforcement agencies including the DEA and the Virginia State Police executed a search warrant on the man's home, which was located in the 100 block of Dry Branch Road in Chilhowie. In addition to the alleged meth lab, other components often used in meth production and meth use were recovered. Authorities said that these items were sent to a forensic lab for analysis.
The accused man was taken into custody at the scene during the execution of the search warrant. He was being held at a Southwest Virginia Regional Jail facility on charges that included manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of materials used to make methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine. He was scheduled to return to court on Oct. 19.
Those who are facing charges for drug crimes, such as possession or distribution of controlled substances, could face a lengthy prison sentence and a variety of other legal consequences if a conviction is obtained. Accordingly, people who are in this type of a position may find it advisable to enlist the services of a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible so that a strategy to combat the allegations can begin to be constructed. Even in cases where a warrant was properly obtained, an attorney could assert that part of the search went beyond its scope.
Source: SWVA Today, "Chilhowie man facing multiple meth-related charges following search of home", Aug. 4, 2017