State Police found more than meth when they went to investigate a drug tip in eastern Kanawha County.
Troopers went to the home of Earl Michael Myers, 33, at 190 1/2 Rutledge Road late Monday to investigate complaints of drug activity. They met with Ruby Jean Myers and told her about the complaints. She told troopers there was nothing in the home and gave them permission to search, according to a criminal complaint.
Earl Myers, Jonathan Michael Harris, 30, and Tina Jean Belcher, 27, also were at the home.
A search turned up several materials used to make meth, including camp fuel, drain opener, and a red powder material. Numerous jars, some containing what authorities believed to be incomplete meth, also were found.
In addition to those materials, troopers also found four loaded rifles, a .380 pistol and a sawed off 12-guage shotgun. Two stolen vehicles - a blue Jeep Wrangler and a partially disassembled all-terrain vehicle - also were on the property.
Earl Myers told troopers he cooked "dope" and traded it for the Jeep and all-terrain vehicle, the complaint said.
The four were interviewed at the Quincy detachment. Ruby Myers was released, but Earl Myers, Belcher and Harris were arrested.
Belcher and Harris were charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.
Earl Myers was charged with attempt to operate a meth lab, possession of pseudoephedrine in an altered state, six counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and receiving and transferring stolen goods. He was free on bond for charges of operating a meth lab and receiving and transferring stolen goods when he was arrested late Monday.
Belcher and Harris are being held at South Central Regional Jail on $25,000 bond. No bond was set for Myers.
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