NEW CUMBERLAND -
Several people have been arrested after a number of local police departments assisted in a mobile meth lab bust on Monday.
It started as a traffic stop in New Cumberland when police officers found what they thought was a mobile meth lab. Police arrested the driver, Greg Virden, on multiple charges including possession of marijuana, acquisition and possession of substances to be used as precursor to manufacture of methamphetamine or another controlled substance, and DUI.
Police called for assistance from the Hancock County Sheriff's Office, the Drug Task Force and West Virginia State Police. An interview with Virden led officers to three locations in New Cumberland and Chester. That's when police arrested James Hinzman, Elizabeth Yano, Jay Kinzie, Joel Shafer and David Duffy, all five are charged with manufacture of methamphetamine.
Police say a 5-year-old lived at one of the apartments where a working and active meth lab were located. Approximately 2.5 grams of meth and two loaded firearms were seized.