IOW Sheriff’s team busts meth lab in Carrsville

Published 10:40 am Sunday, December 13, 2015

Two Carrsville residents have been charged with running a meth lab in the 27000 block of Colosse Road early Sunday morning. Lt. Tommy Potter, an investigator for the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office, announced the details in a statement released shortly before 10 a.m.

Felicia Lucas Rooney

Felicia Lucas Rooney

Shelton Harrell Cobb

Shelton Harrell Cobb

Shelton Harrell Cobb, 51, and Felicia Lucas Rooney, 59, are in custody after members of the Sheriff’s Special Response Team carried out a search warrant based on information received about the couple. In addition to their arrest, equipment related to such a set-up were confiscated.

In a phone conversation this morning, Potter said the equipment would sent to the Department of Forensic Science for analysis.

The team was assisted by the Carrsville Volunteer Fire and Rescue and the Virginia State Police.

“We have to have them on standby because meth is highly combustible,” Potter said, and added that decontamination must be carried out on anyone entering such a situation.

This is not the first time that Isle of Wight investigators have had to deal with meth in the Carrsville area.

Potter said a search warrant had been carried out on Bobcat Lane several months ago and several people were arrested.

“We starting to see a rise in the manufacture and presence of the drug,” he said. “Our other concern is that process is highly unstable [one] in manufacturing.”

Cobb and Rooney were each charged with the following felonies:

• Possession of a schedule 1 or 2 substance-methamphetamine

• Manufacture of methamphetamine

• Possession of 2 or more items associated with manufacture of methamphetamine

They have been transported to Western Tidewater Regional Jail in Suffolk, and arraignment is anticipated to take place early this week.