The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

September 26, 2013

Police find Winger Avenue meth labs, arrest two

By Jessica Farrish
Register-Herald Reporter

— Beckley police arrested a local woman and man Tuesday after discovering two methamphetamine labs at a Winger Avenue residence, Beckley Police Department Lt. Dave Farley reported Wednesday.

Josh Dallinghaus, 24, was charged with operating a clandestine lab after police delivered a search warrant on a home at 109 Winger Ave. around 4 p.m. and discovered two “shaker style” meth labs.

One was located in the basement, and one was in an upstairs area of the residence, Farley said.

Melody Stewart, 36, was charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.

Officers also found a gun that had been reported as stolen, Farley added. Both Dallinghaus and Stewart were taken to Southern Regional Jail.  Dallinghaus was being held on $50,000 bond Wednesday afternoon, while Stewart was jailed with bond set at $25,000. Farley said he expects more arrests to be made.