The Marion County Sheriff's Department arrested a Mannington man after a search warrant execution turned into a major investigation.
The sheriff's department arrested Shaun Helmick, 32, Monday on charges of child neglect and operating a clandestine lab.
The criminal complaint said deputies originally went to Helmick's house investigating possible stolen property.
When deputies knocked on the door, Helmick answered with a knife and was very shaky.
Deputies observed several bottles and hoses with smoke coming from them.
State Police arrived on the scene to find a clandestine lab, bath salts, needles and packaging materials.
Helmick is being held in North Central Regional Jail with bail set at $400,000.
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