Police find possible mobile meth lab in James City County

Police said an attempt to serve a search warrant Wednesday led them to find a possible mobile meth lab.

JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WVEC) -- Police said an attempt to serve a search warrant Wednesday led them to find a possible mobile meth lab.

James City County SWAT was helping the Tri River Drug Task Force present a search warrant in the 100 block of Tanbark Ln. shortly before 7:15 p.m.

While officers prepared to serve the warrant, people pulled up to the home in a car and saw them. The car immediately sped away. Police eventually stopped it in a Farm Fresh parking lot on Norge Lane. 

According to police, a shed at the residence and the vehicle stopped were both found to contain byproducts consistent with the production of meth.

Officers took three people into custody as investigators searched the car which they suspect is a mobile meth lab. 

Sean Copley and Byron Davis were taken into custody at the residence.

Sean was charged with possession and manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of two more substances with intent to manufacture meth and possession of methamphetamine.

Byron Davis was charged with conspiracy to manufacture and possession of meth, and possession of Schedule II drug.

Robert Copley Jr., the driver, was charged with manufacture methamphetamine, possession of two or more substances with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of meth. He was taken into custody on a warrant out of Colonial Heights, Va.

Virginia State Police troopers, James City County police, members of the James City County Fire Department, and medics were on scene as of late Wednesday night.

The investigation is still ongoing. 

 

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