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.