While checking a probationer at El Rancho Motel today (11/20) around 12:35pm, two Probation Officers from Putnam County discovered a working meth lab. They secured the probationer and a male companion and called 911 and SAPD officers arrived. Seeing the obvious makings for a meth lab, technicians were called from the Metro Drug Unit to assist in evidence recovery and disposal.
Arrested were the probationer, Mylissa Jennings Messer (29 yoa, originally from Hurricane). She is on probation for 2 counts of computer fraud. Her companion (Jason M. Racer, 31 yoa from St. Albans) was also arrested. Both will be charged with Attempting to Operate a Clandestine Lab and Conspiracy.
They will be transported to Magistrate Court for arraignment. The St. Albans Building Office condemned the room they were in and the room next door due to the meth lab. One person in the room next door was displaced.