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.