Meth lab busted in Martins Ferry

THE BELMONT County Drug Task Force arrested Ricky Runner, Jr. of 60711 Ohio St., in Martins Ferry for operating a meth lab.

The drug bust took place Friday afternoon. According to Drug Task Force Commander John McFarland, this arrest was a result of an investigation conducted by the drug task force.

“The agents of the drug task force did a great job with this investigation that resulted in an arrest. The Martins Ferry Police Department was a huge help in this as well,” McFarland said. “As always, I urge citizens to please contact me or your local police department if you know or suspect any sort of drug activity in your neighborhood.”

Runner was transported to the Belmont County Jail.