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BREAKING NEWS: City police charge man with manufacturing methamphetamine

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


A man has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine in a home where a child was present, according to a news release from the Martinsville Police Department.

City officers executed a search warrant Tuesday in a home on the 100 block of Roselawn Heights in Martinsville, the release said. Numerous items that allegedly are used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine were collected, it said.

The evidence was submitted to the Department of Forensic Science Western Laboratory in Roanoke for analysis, according to the release.

The home was condemned immediately due to “the hazardous materials (allegedly) being used,” the release said.

Christopher Ray Richardson, 35, was charged with three felonies, the release said: manufacture methamphetamine, possess two or more precursors with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, and knowingly allow a minor under the age of 15 to be present in a dwelling during the manufacture/attempted manufacture of methamphetamine.

Richardson is being held without bond, said the release.

Assisting the Martinsville Police Department were the Martinsville Fire Department & EMS, Martinsville Inspections Department, the Virginia State Police, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management Hazardous Materials Response Unit, Air Care 3 helicopter, Memorial Hospital in Martinsville, and the Martinsville-Henry County Department of Social Services Child Protective Service Unit.


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