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5 Arrested after Waynesboro Police Raid Suspected Meth Lab

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Devin W. Flora Devin W. Flora
Kevin A. Hockman Kevin A. Hockman
Henry Max Liphart Henry Max Liphart
Alexis O. Weiss Alexis O. Weiss
Jeremy Scott Wheeler Jeremy Scott Wheeler

Five people are in jail after Waynesboro police raided a home suspected of being used as a meth lab on Essex Avenue.

The police department's SWAT team and the WASSP Regional Drug Task Force conducted the raid Monday night around 6:30.

After all the suspects were cleared from the house, police tell us they confiscated both methamphetamine and equipment used to make it.

Henry Max Liphart, Kevin A. Hockman, Jeremy Scott Wheeler, Devin Wayne Flora and Alexis O. Weiss were arrested and have been charged with two felony counts of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  

Two teenagers were also in the home but not charged. Child Protective Services is investigating any possible child endangerment violations.  


City of Waynesboro Police Department
MEDIA RELEASE
March 19, 2013

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested five individuals after the department's SWAT team & the WASSP regional drug task force executed a search warrant at a residence in Waynesboro.  On March 18, at approximately 6:30 PM, nearly twenty officers raided the residence at 304 Essex Ave. The search warrant was a culmination of an ongoing task force investigation in which the single family dwelling was alleged to be used for manufacturing methamphetamine by the residents.

After the SWAT team cleared the house of suspects, the Virginia State Police Clandestine Lab clean up team, aided by the Waynesboro Fire Department, decontaminated the suspects and inspected the house for potential hazardous materials.  Several ingredients and equipment that are used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine were seized.  The task force then conducted a search and undetermined amount of methamphetamine was located.  The scene was eventually cleared around 1:00 AM.

All five individuals were charged with two felony counts of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  They are being held at Middle River Regional Jail on various bonds.

  • Henry Max Liphart, 31 years old of 304 Essex Ave, Waynesboro
  • Kevin A. Hockman, 20 years old of 304 Essex Ave, Waynesboro
  • Jeremy Scott Wheeler, 30 years old of Stuarts Draft
  • Devin Wayne Flora, 20 years old of Raphine
  • Alexis O. Weiss, 24 years old of 304 Essex Ave, Waynesboro

Two teenagers, aged fourteen and seventeen, were also present but not charged.  Child Protective Services was contacted and is investigating any possible child endangerment violations.

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