BELLEVILLE, W.Va. - A Belleville man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly operating an illegal drug lab.
Derrick A. Lanning, 34, 85 Pond Creek Road, Belleville, was arrested Saturday after West Virginia State Police and Division of Natural Resources officers conducted a drug investigation at Lenning's residence.
TFC C.S. Jackson and Natural Resource Police Officer J.P. Casto went to Lenning's residence Saturday and upon arrival observed a "one-pot" clandestine drug laboratory and multiple marijuana plants outside the residence, according to a press release from the West Virginia State Police.
"Upon further investigation, officers received consent to search said residence and located additional precursors used in the manufacturing process of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia," according to the press release.
Jackson processed the scene and was assisted by Trooper S.S. Michael and Trooper S.D. Cook of the WVSP-Parkersburg Detachment and Casto.
Lanning was arrested on-scene on charges of operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, possession of precursors used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine, and cultivation of marijuana.
Lanning was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court Saturday and was being held on $150,000 bond at the North Central Regional Jail, officials said.