West Virginia State Police have arrested five Webster County men on meth charges.
State Police arrested Nicholas Cogar, Samuel Mccourt, Jeffrey Woods, Edgar Mccourt, and Bradley Morrison. Morrison, Woods, and Samuel Mccourt are each charged with operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab. Cogar and Edgar Mccourt are charged with conspiracy.
State Police were investigating a tip about drug activity at the camper residence of Woods. Troopers found an active clandestine drug lab in a green plastic bottle, along with ingredients commonly used to make meth including salt, liquid fire, coffee filters, and plastic bags, according to a criminal complaint. Troopers also recovered a white substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.
Woods told troopers that he had started operating the meth lab an hour prior to the officers' arrival and described the process and ingredients that he used, according to a criminal complaint. Samuel McCourt told troopers that he did meth with Woods earlier that day. Edgar McCourt and Cogar told troopers that they had purchased meth ingredients six or seven times for Woods. Troopers found a plastic bag on Morrison and he admitted that he saw the meth manufacture take place.
All five men are being held in Central Regional Jail. Morrison, Woods, and Samuel McCourt bails set at $200,000 each and Cogar and Edgar McCourt bails set at $100,000 each.