February 15, 2012
Three face meth charges in Nitro

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Three people were arrested Tuesday after police allegedly found methamphetamine at a home in Nitro.

Officers of the Metro drug unit were at a home at 1106 11th St. in Nitro on Tuesday when they allegedly smelled an odor consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine, according to Ptl. Ray Blake of the Nitro Police Department. Officers came back with a search warrant and allegedly found materials used for making meth and the finished drug, Blake said.

Douglas Sizemore, 50; Leonard Mitchell, 42 and Susan Mitchell, 48, were all arrested and charged with operating a clandestine drug lab, intent to deliver methamphetamine and intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a school, Blake said. He said the house was near Nitro High School.

All three were in the South Central Regional Jail this morning, with bail set at $25,000 each.

Reach Rusty Marks at rustyma...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1215.

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