William Henry Jones
Friday, July 13, 2012
By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer
A Wirtz man has been indicted on five felony charges in connection with a police raid of a methamphetamine lab in a residence on Brooks Mill Road in April.
William Henry Jones, 42, is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, possession of ingredients with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine with a child present in the dwelling and child endangerment.
When investigators with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at the residence on April 17, Jones was present, along with two adult females and two juveniles, according to Lt. Todd Maxey. No one else was charged in connection with the case.
Investigators seized equipment allegedly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, along with a white, powdery substance believed to be methamphetamine, Maxey said.
If convicted, Jones faces a maximum of 165 years in prison.
Jones is being held in the Western Virginia Regional Jail without bond.
The Virginia State Police Tactical Team and special agents assisted the sheriff's office with the investigation and execution of the search warrant.