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UPDATE: Four arrested in Rainelle meth bust

Local - 5/7/2013 9:46 AM by Nadine Grimley

UPDATE: Four Rainelle residents were arrested in connection to the discovery of a "mobile meth lab" in Rainelle.

Trooper W.S. Snyder said that while troopers were following up on tips from concerned citizens, members of the state police found components of a meth lab hidden in suitcases in the woods behind the Middletown Apartments in town. 

Stephen Cool, 28, Pamela Grimmett, 33, James Johnson, 48, and John Lafferty, 29, were all arrested Monday night and charged with the felony offense of operating or attempting to operate a clandestine lab.  Grimmett, Johnson, and Lafferty are all out on bond, while Cool was booked in Southern Regional Jail.

Syder says the four confessed to the crime after they were arrested.


RAINELLE- A second meth lab in less than 24 hours was discovered in Greenbrier County Monday afternoon.

State Police found the lab in the woods behind an apartment building in Rainelle off of Poplar Street.  A tip is what led police to the location. They’re calling it a “mobile meth lab” but have not made any arrests yet. State Police are handling the investigation. Stick with Newswatch as more information develops.


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