The Philippi Police Department arrested a Belington man and charged him with one count of operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug laboratory.
Philippi Police arrested Stephen Joe Tacy, 39, after a traffic stop on U.S. Route 119. Police noticed Tacy's vehicle swerving and crossing the center line. Upon making contact with Tacy, police noticed that he seemed very nervous.
Police gained permission to search Tacy's vehicle and found materials used to make meth, including pseudoephedrine, cold packs, plastic tubing, and lithium batteries.
Tacy is being held in Tygart Valley Regional Jail.