Gallipolis Ferry man arrested on meth charge

August 6, 2013

POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Gallipolis Ferry man over the weekend and charged him with operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab.

Brandon E. Spencer, 32, was arrested on Sunday after Cpl. F. O. Terry and Cpl. T. Powell were called to investigate Lot 6 at Country Lane Trailer Park. According to the sheriff’s department, it has received both tips and complaints about an alleged meth lab operation at the residence.

Once on the scene, the sheriff’s department reports Terry and Powell located components and waste from numerous, alleged meth labs at Spencer’s home.

According to the official criminal complaint filed in Mason County Magistrate Court, some of the items recovered at Spencer’s residence were: gas generator parts, empty can of drain cleaner, several syringes, coffee filters twisted up tight and containing a white powdery substance (possibly methamphetamine), empty blister pack of Sudafed.

Spencer was arraigned before Magistrate Brenda Chapman on Sunday who set a $25,000 cash bond. Spencer was still being housed in the Western Regional Jail as of press time on Monday.

Deputy C. Rhodes, meth technician, was also called to assist at the scene.