12/19/2013 5:04 AM
WAR - A McDowell County man was arrested after officers found him actively cooking meth in a garage.
John White, 40, of War, was charged with operating a clandestine lab.
McDowell County Sheriff's Deputies said that while they assisted War Police and the Department of Health and Human Resources on a welfare check of a child Wednesday night in the Warriormines area of the city, they found White cooking meth in a garage that was separated from the residence.
The child has been placed into CPS custody.
White was placed in the McDowell County Holding Facility until his arraignment.
This case was under investigation by the Sheriff's Department, Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, and the War Police Department.