Western Washington Man Accused of Having Meth Lab on Property
CENTRALIA (AP) — A Washington state man has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine after authorities say a woman he is suspected of assaulting alerted them to the location of his meth lab.
The Chronicle reports 47-year-old Justin Bonifield of Centralia appeared in court Wednesday on drug and domestic violence charges.
The Lewis County Sheriff's Office had responded to a residence Monday to a report of an assault.
The 40-year-old victim told police Bonifield hit her in the head with a beer bottle during an argument. She also reported seeing Bonifield make methamphetamine in one of the outbuildings on the property.
Deputies then arrested the suspect after discovering what they called a "fully functional methamphetamine lab" with beakers and chemicals used to make the drug.