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Anonymous tip leads to meth bust and 3 arrests in Nitro, WV

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Marlene Gilliam arrested in Nitro meth bust Marlene Gilliam arrested in Nitro meth bust
Thomas Newcomer arrested in Nitro meth bust Thomas Newcomer arrested in Nitro meth bust
Joshua Landers arrested in Nitro meth bust Joshua Landers arrested in Nitro meth bust
CHARLESTON, WV -

Three people have been arrested following a meth bust in Nitro, WV.

Police said they responded to a home on Escoe Drive on Thursday night.  They were following up on an anonymous tip that people were cooking meth at the home.

Police smelled a strong odor outside the home and knocked on the door.  No one answered.

Police called the Metro Drug Unit, which obtained a search warrant for the house.

Authorities said they found meth-making materials inside.  They arrested Marlene Gilliam, Thomas Newcomer, and Joshua Landers.  They've been charged with attempting to operate a methamphetamine lab.

Police have also issued a warrant for Mark Weaver, who they said is listed as the renter of the home.