GLENWOOD — A Glenwwod woman has been arrested and accused of attempting to make methamphetamine.
Lisa L. Allen, 47, was arrested by troopers with the Mason County Detachment of the West Virginia State Police and charged with operating a clandestine lab. She appeared before Mason County Magistrate Gail Roush who set her bond at $100,000. As of Tuesday evening, Allen was being housed in the Western Regional Jail.
According to the criminal complaint filed in Mason County Magistrate Court, troopers went to Allen’s residence located at 11092 Whitten Ridge Road to investigate “numerous complaints” received by the WVSP alleging a meth lab was being operated at that location.
Upon arrival, troopers report knocking on the door with Allen answering. While speaking to Allen, one of the troopers reported smelling a strong, chemical odor coming from the inside of the residence. After receiving permission to search the residence, troopers found Crown Camp Fuel, lithium batteries, pseudophedrine pills, lye, coffee filters, plastic hoses and drain cleaners, according to the complaint.
The complaint states meth had allegedly been cooked by Allen approximately three days prior to her arrest, and meth making had allegedly been ongoing at the residence for an estimated one-and-a-half to two years.
If convicted, Allen could face jail time for not less than two nor more than 10 years, or fined not less than $5,000 nor more than $25,000, or both.
Not including Allen’s case, since February, the Point Pleasant Register has reported on five separate cases resulting in five arrests involving subjects charged with making methamphetamine across Mason County. Busts were made in Point Pleasant, West Columbia and Gallipolis Ferry with WVSP, the Mason County Sheriff’s Department and Point Pleasant Police Department being some of the lead investigating agencies.
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