West Virginia State Police in Elkins have arrested a South Carolina man on a methamphetamine charge.
State police arrested James Aaron Gossett, 38, of Cowpens, South Carolina after finding him slumped over against his car's window, according to a criminal complaint filed by Cpl. M.S. Wetzel. While speaking to Gossett, Cpl. Wetzel noticed a strong chemical odor coming from inside the car. W.Va. State Police Elkins Communications informed Cpl. Wetzel that Gossett's driver's license was suspended and the vehicle's registration didn't match Gossett's vehicle. After Gossett consented to a search of his car, Cpl. Wetzel found items commonly used to make meth, including cold packs, lithium batteries, Coleman fuel, coffee filters, and Draino crystal liquid.
Gossett is charged with operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab and is being held in Tygart Valley Regional Jail.