One arrested during meth lab bust in Suffolk

Posted at 11:40 AM, Mar 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-07 18:53:23-05

Suffolk, Va. - One man was arrested Monday after search warrants were served by Virginia State Police and the Meherrin Drug Task Force at two different suspected meth labs in Suffolk.

Virginia State Police say they served the two search warrants around 4:15 a.m.

Darren Warren

Brian Keith Warren was arrested on drug charges in Suffolk.

One search warrant was executed on a home on Elwood Road. A shed behind the home was taped off and investigators and Hazmat crews were spotted walking around the property.

Bridget Anderson says she woke up to find her street lined with police cars.

"There was a huge armored vehicle two doors down, all kinds of police cars, I mean probably 15 vehicles at least," said Anderson.

After searching the property, Brian Keith Warren, 44, was arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Felony Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Marijuana.

"I couldn't believe it.  I was in total shock, just could not believe that something like that was going on," said Christy Green, another neighbor.  She said Warren has always been helpful to neighbors, doing yard and house work for them.

Another search warrant was executed on a home about a mile away in the 1300 block of Glen Haven Drive.

NewsChannel 3 spoke with the couple who lives in that home.  They said they were shocked when police came to their house, yelling for them to come outside.

The couple says they believe police were there because of someone who lived in the home before they moved in over the summer.

Police have not what, if anything, was found at that home and have not said if they believe the two properties are connected.