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4 charged in connection to meth bust in Christiansburg

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CHRISTIANSBURG (WSLS 10) - Four Christiansburg residents are charged in connection to a meth bust.

According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, three search were executed Wednesday in reference to a five-month long investigation involving the manufacturing of meth and conspiracy to manufacture meth. The search warrants were executed at 1805 Gallimore Street, 1745 Gallimore Street, and 1720 Blair Street.

Steven Eugene Hungate, 46, of 1805 Gallimore Street was charged with manufacture methamphetamine over 28 grams, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine over 28 grams, and possession of methamphetamine precursors.

Ernest Nelson Woody, 67, of 1805 Gallimore Street was charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

Roger Wayne Dickerson, 39, of 1720 Blair Street was charged with possession of a schedule two narcotic.

William Edward Tawney III, 40, of 1745 Gallimore Street was charged with two counts of possession of methamphetamine precursors, three counts of felony child abuse and neglect, and one count of possession of ammunition by convicted felon.

The Sheriff's Office says during the execution of the search warrants, a number of different items and chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine, 1-One Pot methamphetamine lab, various prescription medications, and drug paraphernalia were found.

Steven Hungate, Ernest Woody and William Tawney are currently being held at the Montgomery County Jail, Dickerson has already bonded.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges could be pursued.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Christiansburg Police Department, Radford City Police Department, Christiansburg Fire Department, Riner Fire Department, Christiansburg Rescue Squad, and Montgomery County Department of Social Services.