CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A man and a woman were arrested Wednesday after they were found with a working methamphetamine lab, said Capt. James P. Agee of the St. Albans Police Department.
The lab was discovered when two probation officers from Putnam County checked on Mylissa Jennings Messer, 29, of Hurricane, who was on probation for two counts of computer fraud, Agee said.
The probation officers checked on her at the El Rancho Motel about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday when they discovered the meth lab, he said. They secured the area and called technicians from the Metro Drug Unit for assistance in recovery and disposal of evidence.
Messer was arrested along with her companion, Jason M. Racer, 31, of St. Albans, he said.
Both face charges of attempting to operate a clandestine lab and conspiracy.
Their hotel room was condemned and the person in the room next to them was displaced, Agee said.
Messer and Racer are both held in South Central Regional Jail with bond set at $50,000 each.