Police discovered potentially hazardous materials that are used to make methamphetamine, inside an apartment in Winchester. Police began investigating the case around 2:00 a.m. on August 30, 2016, after officers were notified of an assault that had taken place at Sheetz, located at 2311 Valley Avenue. Kyle Mecreed Walker appeared to be under the influence of narcotic, and was arrested for Drunk in Public charges.
While investigating, witnesses revealed that they had observed a female in Walker’s apartment that was in need of medical attention. Officers responded to the apartment on the 2600 block of Valley Avenue and found a woman unresponsive. The female woke up and appeared disoriented when paramedics took her to the hospital.
Officers obtained a search warrant and found numerous items inside the home that are consistent with manufacturing Methamphetamine. Walker, 28, was also charged with possession of substances with intent to manufacture Methamphetamine. He’s currently being held at the Northwest Regional Adult Detention Center without bond.
“Although rare in the Winchester and Frederick County area, we are starting to see a slight increase in “one pot” Methamphetamine labs,” said Lt. Wally Stotlemyer. “In this type of lab, ingredients are mixed in one container and produce a smaller amount. However, this method can be more dangerous than traditional meth labs.”
The property owner was notified of the incident and was advised on how to proceed with cleanup of the possibly hazardous material. A warning sign was placed on the premises, and Winchester Code Enforcement was notified.
The Winchester Police Department would like to thank agents with the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force for their assistance with this case.