Three arrested in Madison County meth lab raid

On Tuesday (June 14) members of the Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force (BRNGTF) and Madison County Sheriff’s Office executed a drug search warrant at a residence in Haywood (Madison County) and located a methamphetamine laboratory.

The residence was occupied by three adults and three children, all under the age of 3. The Virginia State Police Tactical Team made entry into the residence and the department’s Division II Clandestine Lab Enforcement Team (CLET) assisted with collection of evidence and dismantlement of the lab. Items seized from the property included multiple precursor chemicals, containers utilized to manufacture methamphetamine, a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol and U.S. currency.

Katie Lacey
Katie Lacey

Katie Lacey, 26, of West Hoover Road, Haywood, was arrested at the scene and charged with possessing precursor chemicals with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, attempting to manufacture methamphetamine and allowing a minor to be present during attempted manufacture of methamphetamine. She is being held without bond at the Central Virginia Regional Jail.

Matthew Sennott
Matthew Sennott

Matthew Allen Sennott, 26, of Riverbend Lane, Reva, was arrested at the scene and charged with possessing precursor chemicals with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, attempting to manufacture methamphetamine, allowing a minor to be present during attempted manufacture of methamphetamine, possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and distribution of heroin. He is being held without bond at the Central Virginia Regional Jail.

John David Lacey Jr.
John David Lacey Jr.

John David Lacey Jr., 26, of West Hoover Road, Haywood, was arrested later the same day in Culpeper and charged with possessing precursor chemicals with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, attempting to manufacture methamphetamine, allowing a minor to be present during attempted manufacture of methamphetamine, possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and possession with the intent to distribute heroin. He is being held without bond at the Central Virginia Regional Jail.

Child Protective Services responded to the scene of the search warrant and removed the three children.

Additional charges are possible pending further investigation and the results of evidence submitted to the Virginia Department of Forensic Science.

The Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional drug and gang task force that is responsible for narcotic and gang investigations in the counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Madison, Orange and the town of Culpeper. Agencies assisting with the operation include the MCSO, the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Social Services, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Virginia National Guard.

The Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force is comprised of detectives and investigators from the Culpeper Police Department, Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office, Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office, Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Orange County Sheriff’s Office and special agents from the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation Drug Enforcement Section.

All officers assigned to the task force are deputized as special state police officers, which grants them specific arrest powers throughout Virginia. Task Force officers work closely with local, state, and federal agencies in an effort to identify, target, arrest, and convict those individuals/organizations responsible for distributing and/or manufacturing illegal narcotics in our area of responsibility.

Anyone with information regarding the possession, distribution or manufacture of illegal narcotics or gang activity (outlaw motorcycle or street gangs) is encouraged to contact the Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force at540-547-2997 or brngtf@gmail.com. You may remain anonymous, and any contact information (telephone or email address) will be kept confidential.

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