SALVISA - State and county authorities discovered a Mercer County man cooking methamphetamine early today while attempting to serve warrants on a Salvisa resident.
James A. Woods III, 42, "was sitting on his couch cooking meth when the officers arrived at the house," said Mercer County Sheriff Chris Kerht. He said Woods also had physical signs of meth abuse and addiction.
Four officers from Mercer County Sheriff's Department and two state units went to the Walnut Street residence to follow up on an anonymous tip about the lab and serve two outstanding warrants, according to Kerht.
Deputy Sheriff Rick Moberly said when officers entered the house, they found illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. After a search warrant was obtained, they discovered a meth lab on the property.