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Police conducted a “focused criminal interdiction operation” in eastern Montgomery County, resulting in other arrests.
Scott C. Owens
Micah C. Hatcher
Justin D. McNew
Anita M. McGuire
Friday, June 21, 2013
Four Montgomery County residents were arrested Wednesday after police confiscated two methamphetamine laboratories and a marijuana growing operation.
According to a news release from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, police conducted a “focused criminal interdiction operation” in eastern Montgomery County. The Christiansburg Police Department, the New River Valley Drug Task Force and the state Department of Probation and Parole assisted in the investigation, according to the release.
Justin D. McNew, 21, of Elliston; Anita M. McGuire, 42, of Shawsville; Scott C. Owens, 25, of Shawsville; and Micah C. Hatcher, 18, of Shawsville, were charged with conspiracy to manufacture more than 28 grams of meth and manufacturing more than 28 grams of meth, according to the release.
Hatcher was also charged with possession of meth and possession of meth precursors.
All four were being held Thursday morning without bond in Montgomery County Jail. The release stated that other arrests were made as a result of the operation. Those charges included probation violation, marijuana possession, driving suspended, driving under the influence and traffic violations. The investigation is ongoing, the release stated.
— Melissa Powell
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