Two face drug charges in Mason County
HENDERSON, W.Va. -- Two Mason County residents face drug charges after police allegedly found a clandestine meth lab at their Henderson home.
Mason County sheriff's officials said deputies and Henderson police went to a house on Forrest Street at about 1 a.m. Tuesday after getting a tip that someone was making methamphetamine in the area.
Authorities allegedly found several "shake and bake" meth projects in and around the house and two active "shake and bake" bottles inside. Illegal drug manufacturers use the "shake and bake" method by putting meth-making chemicals into plastic bottles, shaking the contents and constantly loosening the cap to release the buildup of pressure. The method is an extremely dangerous way to make the drug.
Robert Jones, 20, of West Columbia and Karen Green Johnson, 20, of Point Pleasant were arrested and charged with operating a clandestine drug lab.
Both were in the Western Regional Jail Tuesday night awaiting arraignment.