Date: June 4, 2013
Re: Two Arrested for Manufacturing Meth
Reference #: 13-PR-0092
At around 1:30 p.m. this afternoon, the Parkersburg Police Department, Wood County Sheriffs Office and the Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force (PNTF) conducted tactical operations on two homes in the 1700 block of Staunton Avenue.
The Parkersburg Police S.W.A.T. team executed a Search Warrant at 1707 Staunton Avenue, while at the same time the Wood County Sheriffs Office S.W.A.T. team executed a Search Warrant at 1713 Staunton Avenue. Parkersburg police detectives and agents with the PNTF collaborated on the Search Warrants which were based on the alleged production of methamphetamine and possible child endangerment issues.
Terry Anthony Abbott and Trina Anne Abbott were arrested at 1707 Staunton Avenue after officers allegedly found evidence of methamphetamine production inside the home. Items located included ice packs, cut-open lithium batteries, solvents, drain cleaner and coffee filters. Two (2) separate containers were also located containing suspected methamphetamine.
Both were charged with a felony count of operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug laboratory. They were processed at police headquarters and taken to Wood County Magistrate Court for arraignment by Magistrate Robin Waters. Terry Abbott failed to post a $100,000.00 cash only bond, and was transported to CCMC by officers for medical clearance prior to incarceration. Trina Abbott failed to post a $100,000.00 surety bond and was sent to the Wood County Holding Center to await transport to the North Central Regional Jail.
Three (3) children were removed from 1713 Staunton Avenue and transported to the Parkersburg Police Department for interviews. Child Protective Services and Parkersburg detectives are currently conducting the investigation into their wellbeing.
At the time of this arrest, Terry Abbott was out on bond for operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, and conspiracy to operate or attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, both felonies.
On April 27, 2013, officers from the Parkersburg Police Department, Wood County Sheriff’s Office, and the West Virginia State Police arrested Terry Abbott and Rick Brock after a traffic stop was made on a 1997 Chevy car in the 1700 block of Staunton Avenue.
Following a positive indication on the vehicle by a police canine, officers allegedly discovered an active methamphetamine cook inside the car during the search. The “Shake and Bake” style lab was removed from the car, stabilized, and processed as evidence.
Terry Anthony Abbott
Listed Address: 1708 Staunton Avenue, Parkersburg
Trina Anne Abbott
Listed Address: 2430 Dudley Avenue, Parkersburg
*Defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.