VIENNA - Two Vienna residents were arrested Thursday on felony charges of operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab, officials said.
The evidence was discovered after the execution of a search warrant for the suspects' residence at 610 29th St., Vienna, around 5 p.m. Thursday, said agents with the Parkersburg Violent Crime and Narcotics Task Force said.
Sean Michael Yoho, 38, and Angelia Jo Jenkins, 44, both of 610 29th St., Vienna, were each charged with operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab as well as causing or permitting a minor to be present in a location where methamphetamine was being manufactured, officials said.
Angelia Jo Jenkins and Sean Michael Yoho
Yoho and Jenkins were arraigned Thursday night in front of Wood County Magistrate Robin Waters. Waters set both bonds at $150,000. Yoho and Jenkins will be held at the regional jail pending preliminary hearings.
The suspects were interviewed by task force agents and allegedly admitted to their involvement in the manufacturing of methamphetamine at the residence, officials said.
Task force agents discovered various "cooking" vessels, chemicals and other items to manufacture methamphetamine, including suspected crushed-up pseudoephedrine pills, in the residence, officials said.
Task force agents spent several hours at the scene taking samples of items discovered in the residence and cleaning up the components involved, officials said.
Officials said the juvenile who was present at the time of the search warrant was removed from the home and placed into government care.
The Humane Society of Parkersburg was called to the scene and removed 11 cats and two dogs from the Vienna residence.
If convicted, the two suspects could face up to 10 years in jail, officials said.
The Parkersburg Violent Crime and Narcotics Task Force is comprised of investigators from the Parkersburg Police Department, Wood County Sheriff's Office, Vienna Police Department and West Virginia State Police.