ST. MARYS - A St. Marys woman is being held after police responded Saturday to a report there was a meth lab in her apartment.
Diana Farson, 28, was taken into custody after officers with the St. Marys Police Department, the West Virginia State Police, the Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force and officers with DNR responded to her apartment at the Sandpiper Village Apartments in St. Marys and executed a search warrant. Officers had earlier received information of a possible drug lab being operated at the residence, said a St. Marys police officer who did not wish to be identified.
Officers found indicators of a lab used to make methamphetamine as well as parts used in its production, the St. Marys officer said.
The building was evacuated and crews had to be brought in to remove hazardous materials and the apartment was sealed off, he said. The officer did not know if people had been allowed to return home.
Officers found two children, ages 3 and 4, in the residence. The children were checked out by Pleasants County EMS personnel and released into the custody of their father, the officer said.
Farson was charged with operating a clandestine lab and exposure of children to methamphetamine manufacturing.
She was arraigned and is being held in the North Central Regional Jail on $90,000 bond.