APPLE GROVE — An Apple Grove man has been arrested and accused of operating a meth lab.
William L. Floyd, 42, has been charged with operating or attempting to operate a clandestine lab. Floyd appeared in Mason County Magistrate Court for arraignment before Mason County Magistrate Cheryl Miller Ross who set his bond at $100,000.
After receiving a tip about possible, alleged drug activity, deputies with the Mason County Sheriff’s Department arrived at Floyd’s residence on Jerry’s Run Road. Upon arrival, deputies reported Floyd allegedly had several items consistent with a clandestine lab at the residence.
According to the official criminal complaint filed in magistrate court, these items included salt, liquid drain opener, camping fuel, a bag of white pellets from an ice pack, sandwich bags, clear tubing and a grinder with white residue on it.
If convicted, the penalty for this charge is not less than two nor more than 10 years in jail, or fined not less than $5,000 nor more than $25,000, or both.
Floyd remained housed at the Western Regional Jail as of Thursday evening. His booking date into the facility was Aug. 10.
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