SP Police bust alleged meth lab

Published 10:12 am Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Suspects to be arraigned Friday 


SOUTH POINT — A months-long investigation resulted in the arrest of two South Point men accused of drug trafficking and the discovery of what authorities believe was a lab for manufacturing crystal meth.

At approximately 4 p.m. Monday, the South Point Police, with the assistance of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Special Response Team, executed a search warrant at 109 Garden Court, according to a press release from the department.

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The officers found a meth lab in a shed on the property, according to the report. Authorities also seized heroin, oxycodone, Tylenol 3 and other prescription medications that will be sent to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation for analysis.

Dustin Fulks, 19, and Elvis Rister, 38, both of South Point, were arrested at the home. Fulks was charged with trafficking in a drug (heroin) and possession of drugs. Rister was charged with possession of a drug (heroin) and complicity in trafficking drugs.

Authorities are also seeking Tabitha Fulks, also of South Point, as what they are calling a person of interest in connection to the case.

Fulks and Rister will be arraigned Friday in the Lawrence County Municipal Court.

Police began an investigation into alleged criminal activity at the home after receiving several complaints from neighbors, according to the release. Law enforcement officers allegedly made several drug buys over the course of several months in order to obtained the warrant.