Woman arrested on drug charges

PARKERSBURG – A Parkersburg woman described as a major supplier was charged Thursday afternoon by agents of the Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force.

Stephanie McIntyre-Eldred, 1211 Pike St., was arrested at 5 p.m. at her residence, first charged with delivery of methamphetamine, a felony, stemming from a controlled purchase made by the agency, and then with operating a meth lab, the task force said.

While in the house, agents saw components in plain view that are known to be used to manufacture methamphetamine, the task force said. The residence was secured and a search warrant for the home was obtained, the task force said.

A search of the residence found a substantial amount of additional components, including four trash bags containing 10 reaction vessels, numerous pseudoephedrine boxes, tubing and needles, the task force said.

McIntyre-Eldred was then charged with operating or attempting to operate a clandestine lab, a felony, the task frorce said.

The investigation by the agency indicates McIntyre-Eldred was a major supplier and manufacturer of methamphetamine in the Parkersburg area, the task force said.

Bond was set at $150,000, which McIntyre-Eldred was unable to post, and she was remanded to the Wood County Holding Facility, the task force said.

The task force is comprised of officers from the West Virginia State Police, Wood County Sheriff’s Office and the Parkersburg and Vienna police departments.