Three Roanoke men were arrested for making methamphetamine in Roanoke's Mill Village on Thursday of last week.
According to investigator Shannon Laney of 5th Judicial Circuit Narcotics Unit, they had received complaints about the smell of ether in the area around 711 West Ave. Investigators knocked on the door of the house and smelled it for themselves. The occupants allowed the investigators inside where they found a meth lab in a closet.
Eric Blake Sheppard, 22, of 711 West Ave., James Dudley Smith, 28, of 1117 Striplin St., and Jeremy Wayne Cantrell, 32, of 622 Piedmont St., are all charged with second-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine. Sheppard and Cantrell are also charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance (Lorcet pills).
(For more from the Narcotics Unit see the January 18 issue of The Randolph Leader.)