West Virginia State Police in Webster County have arrested four people on meth related charges.
George Alfred Knapp, 47, April Dawn Hamrick, 41, Richard Dale Brammer, 49, and Patricia Ann Palmer, 56, are each charged with conspiracy, possession of precursors to make meth, and operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab.
State police received a tip about drug activity at 79 Foothill Drive in Upperglade on Thursday. Upon arriving at the house, officers saw Knapp, Hamrick, Brammer, and Palmer on the front porch of a house operating an active meth lab. After troopers announced their arrival, Napp attempted to take the runoff from the meth lab inside the house to put it in the sink. Troopers said the group began dismantling the meth lab and throwing items in bushes and on the ground. Palmer allowed troopers to search the house, where they found ingredients commonly used to make meth and the house smelled of a strong, chemical odor.
Palmer told troopers that she had purchased pseudophedrine earlier that day, while Hamrick told troopers that she was helping everyone because she wanted to get high, according to state police. Knapp told troopers that he didn't know what was going on, but he wanted to get high.
Knapp, Hamrick, Brammer, and Palmer are each being held in Central Regional Jail. Bail has not been set.