Two arrested after two meth labs, items used to make meth found in car

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BECKLEY (WVNS) — Two people are in jail after investigators said they found two meth labs and items used to make meth inside their car.  Officers with the Beckley Police arrested Lillian Daniel and William Short during the early morning hours on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.

According to court documents, police pulled over a car Short and Daniel were riding in for speeding and a broken tail light. The complaint says both drivers seemed to be nervous. A K-9 sniffed the car, indicating to police there were drugs.

Inside the car, officers said they found several batteries and a torch lighter. Both items are used for making meth.  They also found two trash bags, each one filled with a backpack. One of the backpacks had more items used to make meth and the second backpack had “a strong chemical odor.”

The complaint said Short was also driving without a valid driver’s license.  Daniel and Short are charged with two felony counts of clandestine drug laboratories.  Both are being held in the Southern Regional Jail. Daniel is on an $80,000 bond and Short’s bond is $100,000.

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