Domestic dispute leads to meth arrests in Nicholas County

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Deputies with the Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department were called to a home on Clothing Lane in Summersville, WV on Sunday, Dec.3, 2017.  They were initially responding to a domestic dispute,but ended up making arrests on drug charges.

During the investigation, deputies were able to get a warrant to search the house. Inside, they found guns and materials to make methamphetamine, as well as a “shake and bake ” meth lab and blasting caps.

Doming Mitchell Morales, 44, and Kandi Stephenson, 36, were arrested on charges of operating a meth lab, possession with intent to deliver, possession of explosives, two counts of child neglect and altered precursors as defined under the Uniform Controlled Substances Act.  Morales is also facing a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Two children in the home were taken into the care of Child Protective Services. Morales and Stephenson are being held in the Central Regional Jail.  Morales’ bond is set at $95,000 and Stephenson’s is $90,000.

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