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Three arrested in Christiansburg on meth-related charges

Pictured left to right: (Kara Burton, Richard Helm, David Hodge)
Pictured left to right: (Kara Burton, Richard Helm, David Hodge) (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

CHRISTIANSBURG (WSLS 10) - Law enforcement in Christiansburg found guns and meth during an investigation on Sunday.

Deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and officers with the Christiansburg Police Department stopped a vehicle in the 1100 block of West Main Street in Christiansburg.

During the stop, officers found two firearms, an active one-pot meth-laboratory, methamphetamine-related precursor chemicals and methamphetamine.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office arrested and charged three people with making more than 28 grams of meth and conspiracy to make more than 28 grams of meth.

David Andrew Hodge, 32, of Salem, also faces charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm while possessing methamphetamine; Kara Beth Burton, 20, of Blacksburg, faces a charge of possession of methamphetamine and Richard Skyler Helm, 34, of Shawsville, faces no additional charges.

All three are being held without bond. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.