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2 Belington Residents Arrested on Drug Charges

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Tonya Lynn Bowers, 33 Tonya Lynn Bowers, 33
James Allen Bennett, 39 James Allen Bennett, 39
BELINGTON -

Two Belington residents were arrested on drug charges Monday.

Tonya Lynn Bowers, 33, and James Allen Bennett, 39, were both arrested for operating or attempting to operate a clandestine meth lab.

On Monday, the Barbour County Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement agencies were conducting an investigation on a meth lab that led law enforcement to Bowers' residence in Belington, according to the criminal complaint.

Once at the residence, Sgt. B.A. Miller, of the sheriff's department, knocked on the front of the door, while another officer went to the back of the house. That officer observed a man, identified as Bennett, throwing a bag containing ingredients to make a clandestine lab out a window, according to the criminal complaint.

Law enforcement then received consent from Bowers to search the residence. During the search, law enforcement found a substance in the trash can that tested positive for meth, according to the criminal complaint.

Bowers told law enforcement that she knew Bennett was cooking meth in her residence and did nothing to stop it, according to the criminal complaint.

Both Bowers and Bennett are in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.