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Webster County Couple Arrested on Meth Charges

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Bernard Douglas Stout Jr., 42, was arrested on meth related charges. Bernard Douglas Stout Jr., 42, was arrested on meth related charges.
Elizabeth Jane Stout, 40, was arrested on meth related charges. Elizabeth Jane Stout, 40, was arrested on meth related charges.

West Virginia State Police have arrested a Webster Springs couple on meth charges.

State police charged Elizabeth Jane Stout, 40, and Bernard Douglas Stout Jr., 42, with conspiracy and operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug laboratory.

State Trooper E.E. Bostic found a shake-and-bake type drug lab on the porch of the couple's Webster Springs home and an additional lab in a burn pile behind the residence. Trooper Bostic also located a pill container with a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine, according to a criminal complaint.

Elizabeth Stout provided Trooper Bostic with a statement that she purchased Claritin, a drug commonly used to make meth, and watched the clandestine lab being operated.

Both Elizabeth and Bernard are being held in Central Regional Jail with bail set at $125,000 for each.