SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – Multiple agencies investigated Thursday after they found items inside a trailer consistent with manufacturing methamphetamines in the 30,000 block of Tuckers Drive in Boykins.
Police arrested Mitchess Thomas Lowe, 33, of Tuckers Drive in Boykins in after serving a search warrant in Boykins Manor Mobile Home Park. Lowe was charged with manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of two or more precursors with intent to manufacture meth (both felonies) and probation violation. He was arrested without incident.
Thursday morning, a probation officer visited the mobile home park. After a conversation with the homeowner, the probation officer contacted the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office with belief that there may be narcotics inside the trailer.
“At that time, units responded and the homeowner granted permission to enter the residence,” said Detective Camden Cobb. “Our deputy saw what he believed to be a one pot methamphetamine cook.”
Deputies then secured the residence and obtained a search warrant.
At 10:30 a.m., investigators were at the scene packaging evidence to be tested at a laboratory.
The homeowner was never a suspect in the investigation. A neighbor, who did not want to be identified, spoke to the homeowner while he was still at the scene earlier in the day.
“I knew he was looking kind of worried and was upset,” said the neighbor. “And I walked to him and told him it would be OK.”
The neighbor said the man was stressed about the situation and worried his house would be condemned.
The agencies involved in the investigation are Boykins Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Courtland Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Newsomes Volunteer Fire Department, the Virginia State Police and the DEA.