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Update: Second arrest made in Kanawha County meth bust, 4-month-old present

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Deputies arrested James A. Triplett at an apartment on George's Creek Drive around 10:00 a.m. Friday, according to Cpl. B.D. Humphreys, with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department.

He faces several outstanding felony warrants in connection to making meth.

He was taken to South Central Regional Jail.

 


 

 

A late night drug investigation lands a mother of a 4-month-old in jail on charges of making meth.

Kanawha County Sheriff's Office went to the home located at 649 Hawes Drive Thursday night at eleven and discovered what deputies say was a methamphetamine operation in the back bedroom.  Chelsey Hancock was arrested on charges of conspiracy of operating a clandestine drug lab, exposure of meth to first responders, exposure of meth to children and child neglect with risk of injury.

Hancock's boyfriend, James Triplett was issued a warrant for the same charges since he took off when deputies showed up at the home.

Deputies witnessed a "smoky vapor" coming from a plastic bottle along with other items they say are connected with a meth making operation.

Hancock's baby was turned over to other family members.

In addition to the drug investigation, deputies found nine motor vehicle inspection stickers that may have been stolen.