The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

July 1, 2013

Couple charged with operating meth lab and exposing child

By Jessica Farrish
Register-Herald Reporter

— Greenbrier County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Quinwood couple Sunday on charges related to operating a methamphetamine lab at their house.

After an anonymous tip to deputies, Derrick Crouch, 27, and Holly Crouch, 26, of Belltown Road, were charged with one count each of operating a clandestine methamphetamine lab and exposing a child to methamphetamine.

Their four children, ages 7, 4, 2 and 1 month, were taken into custody by Child Protective Services, according to Greenbrier Chief Deputy Bruce Sloan.

Both were at Southern Regional Jail Sunday night in lieu of $50,000 bail, SRJ officials said. West Virginia State Police assisted in the investigation.