A Meth Lab Bust Lands a Marshall County Couple Behind Bars


35-year-old Jesse Ryan Wood and 28-year-old Rebecca Christine Wood have been arrested and are in the Northern Regional Jail after a meth lab bust in Marshall County.

Moundsville Police Chief Tom Mitchell says the incident has been investigated by the Marshall County Drug Task Force and around midnight last night they were able to obtain a search warrant for the home located on Dorsey Street in Moundsville. 

During the search investigators found evidence and a 10-year-old child in the home. The child has been placed with a family member.

The Moundsville Housing Authority released the following statement:

“The Moundsville Housing Authority acknowledges that drug activity and arrests have recently occurred on our property. Moundsville Housing Authority does not tolerate illegal drug activity of any kind on housing authority property or by housing authority residents or guests. We follow HUD policy and take every reasonable step to promote safe public housing for the wellbeing of our residents and the public alike. We follow strict procedures to accomplish our goals of safety, which includes mandatory evictions of residents who engage in any criminal activity, whether that activity occurs on or off Housing Authority property, that threatens the health, safety or right to peaceful enjoyment of the premises by other residents.”

“Additionally, to accomplish this goal, we have a close working relationship with local law enforcement and the Marshall County Drug Task Force. This includes the exchange of information regarding incidents and alleged violations of the law or of HUD policy. We, at this time, would like to thank the Marshall County Drug Task Force, and all local, county and state law enforcement that were involved in the recent drug bust. It is with continued cooperation and fostering of our working relationships with law enforcement, our tenants and all interested parties, Moundsville Housing Authority feels confident that we can maintain a safe environment for our tenants, the vast majority of whom are good, hard-working, law-abiding citizens.”

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