Deputies End Meth Lab While Assisting Social Services Thanks To A Tip

On Monday October 30th, Officers assisting Social Services in the Blackwater section of Lee County discovered large amounts of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Lee County Sheriff Gary Parson reported that deputies Chad Rouse and Mark Vanhuss were asked to accompany Social Services to a residence where they had information of an active Meth lab with children inside the residence.

According to Sheriff Parsons, once there officers asked for and received consent to search the residence. The search yielded several ounces of processed marijuana, pills, loaded syringes and other drug paraphenalia.

Sheriff Parsons stated there were also a ten month old infant and a
aso year old child inside the residence in close proximity to the illegal substances.

According to Sheriff Parsons, 28 year old Nicole Renee Hobbs of the residence at 8243 Wallens Creek Road in Jonesville was charged with two counts of child endangerment, possession of a Schedule III narcotic, possession of a Schedule IV narcotic, possession of drug paraphenalia, and possession of more than one half ounce of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Matthew J. Rash age 32 of the residence, is charged with two counts of child endangerment, possession of drug paraphenalia, and possession with intent to distribute more than one half ounce of marijuana.

According to Sheriff Parsons, the evidence will be sent to the state forensics lab in Roanoke, Virginia for analysis. Parsons also commended the good work of deputies Vanhuss and Rouse.
 

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