MIDDLEPORT — Two females have been charged in connection with the methamphetamine lab discovered on Friday in Middleport.
According to Meigs County Sheriff Robert Beegle, Sgt. Gilkey of the Major Crimes Unit seized a two-pot, shake and bake meth lab on Friday afternoon.
Tina Rayburn, 40, was arrested at the scene and charged with illegal manufacturing, a felony of the first degree because it was done in the presence of minor children.
An arrest warrant has also been issued for Cynthia Casteel on the same charge.
Chemicals used in the lab were recovered, as well as the two shake and bake reactors.
Middleport Fire Department, Middleport Police, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and a Gallia County Deputy were all on scene.
Rayburn appeared in Meigs County Court on Monday and was placed on $5,000 bond. She was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff’s Office until bond is posted.
The two minor children were placed in the custody of Meigs County Children Services.