An 89-year-old man is in the care of Adult Protective Services after the home in which he was living was discovered to be a meth lab. Officers with the Oak Hill Police Department searched a home on Elmore St on Feb. 12, 2016. They had received tips that methamphetamine was being made in the house, and when they arrived, investigators said there was a strong chemical smell. During a search they found meth making ingredients inside.
The home was evacuated and an 89-year-old man, who is not being identified was taken to a local hospital to be checked for possible exposure to meth. Matthew Steven Foster, 31, of Summersville, WV and Alaina Marie Rader, 24, of Oak Hill, WV were arrested and charged with making meth. They are also facing felony charges of neglecting an incapacitated adult.
Oak Hill Police Officers and State Troopers with the Oak Hill detachment then searched the home and called in technicians to make it safe. Rader and Foster are being held in the Southern Regional Jail. The elderly victim was treated and released into the care of Adult Protective Services.