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Officers from the James City County Police Department, James City County Fire Department, Tri-Rivers Drug Task Force, Virginia State Police, Newport News Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team and Virginia Department of Emergency Management searched a residence located at 7789 Richmond Road at approximately 2:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a press release from James City County police.
The search was related to the ongoing investigation conducted by the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office and Tri-Rivers Drug Task Force following a Thursday morning traffic crash on Route 17, which resulted in the discovery of a mobile meth lab.
Following the crash, Jennifer D. Kendrick, a 27-year-old woman from the 9400 Block of Selby Place in Norfolk, was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine. Kendrick is currently being held without bond at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail. Additional charges and potential arrests are pending.
The Richmond Road residence is located in the vicinity of Toano Middle School on Richmond Road but at no time were students or staff in any danger, the release stated.
According to Stephanie Williams, a spokesperson for the James City County police, the case will remain a York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office and Tri-Rivers Drug Task Force investigation. JCCPD was assisting the two forces when conducting the search on Richmond Road Thursday.