Two arrested on separate drug charges
by Diane Pottorff
POINT PLEASANT Deputies with the Mason County Sheriffs Department arrested two men in two separate drug arrests Thursday that included a methamphetamine lab.
On an anonymous tip, deputies responded to a residence on Jerrys Run Road in Apple Grove, according to the Mason County Sheriffs Department. The caller had stated that he believed he had seen some items that are used in a meth lab.
In a storage shed on the property, the deputies found the ingredients and other components that are used to make meth.
After obtaining a warrant, deputies arrested Robert E. Wallace, 27, of Apple Grove on a charge of operating or attempting to operate a clandestine lab. The arresting officer is Cpl. Erick Lynch.
That same day, deputies arrested Rene A. Gonzalez, 41, of Gallipolis Ferry with a warrant on the charge of possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance cocaine. Lynch is the arresting officer.
Last week, deputies had responded to Gonzalezs home in Gallipolis Ferry on a domestic violence call.
A witness told deputies that he/she saw some illegal drugs.
Deputies state that Gonzalez gave his consent to search his home. After getting a warrant, the deputies found 3.8 grams of cocaine and electronic digital scales that are used to measure out the powder drug during the search.
Both men appeared before Magistrate Cheryl Ross who set bond at $20,000 each. They are in the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville.
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