Meth lab found in Front Royal motel room

Front Royal police say they discovered a meth lab in a local motel room on Thursday after receiving a tip from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.

In the room at the Front Royal Motel at 1400 North Shenandoah Ave., officers with the Front Royal/Warren County and Shenandoah County teams of the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force found items related to methamphetamine manufacturing in the room.

Front Royal Police Chief Kahle Magalis said those items, including tubing, bottles, coffee filters and white residue, are consistent with the “one pot” or “shake and bake” method of methamphetamine production.

Two suspects, one a 35-year-0ld man from The Plains, and a 26-year-old man from Bealeton, were arrested on unrelated charges on Thursday in Frederick County. Information from one or both of those arrests led the arresting deputy to alert Front Royal police to possible illegal narcotics.

Charges against the two suspects for alleged methamphetamine production are still pending as the department awaits lab results from the Virginia Department of Forensic Science, which could take around 60 days.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Front Royal Police Department at (540) 635-2111.