Husband, wife arrested after meth lab found at Chesterfield home

Posted at 10:18 PM, Aug 05, 2018

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Two people were arrested after police discovered a suspected meth lab inside a Chesterfield home. Police were called to the 9000 block of Lyric Court at about 6:35 p.m. Sunday.

"The homeowner, who does not live at the address, told officers that unknown people were in the residence. Officers knocked and announced themselves several times before two people, a man and a woman, exited the house," a Chesterfield Police spokesperson said. "As officers checked the basement, they observed evidence of the manufacture of methamphetamine."

Chesterfield Fire & EMS personnel and Virginia State Police responded to the scene.

"The man and woman, identified as Matthew S. Starr, 34, and Diana C. Starr, 35, were each charged with possession of a schedule I,II controlled substance," the police spokesperson said. "Matthew Starr and Diana Starr, of no permanent address, are married. No one was injured during the incident. The investigation is ongoing."

Diana and Matthew Starr

The neighborhood is near the Powhite Parkway and the Providence Golf Club.

Some neighbors said they came home to police cars lined up and down their street Sunday night.

Beth Meagher lives in the area and said she was blocked from her home for two hours while police investigated the house nearby.

"When I got here, it was midnight, and saw all the lights from all the way down the street," said Meagher.

She said she finally got into her home around 2 a.m.

Meagher said she's seen many people come in and out of the home police suspected of being a meth lab.

"It's very unsettling because like I said this neighborhood is a great neighborhood that never had problems, and then having something like this happen makes you wonder," Meagher said.

If you have information that could help investigators, call Chesterfield County Police at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can submit a news tip here.



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