W.Va. State Police arrested Glenn “J.R.” Jenkins, 32, of Milton at his house Tuesday morning.


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MILTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — State Police have arrested a man described as being a “disease to the Milton and Culloden area for years.”

Glenn “J.R.” Jenkins was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with a mobile meth lab that was found Friday in Milton.

State Police Trooper W.G. Hash tells WSAZ.com Jenkins has spent the last decade making and selling meth, targeting young adults — spreading addiction.

“He’s a habitual user who also preys on young adults to come in and take part in what he’s doing, as well,” Hash said. “It’s amazing how many people we’ve come across throughout the weekend who’s come into contact with what he does.”

Hash said Jenkins specifically targets young women.

“A growing epidemic is what it is, it’s sickening and disheartening,” Hash told WSAZ.com, “especially when you have 18-year-old females, 19 year-old, 20 … they have such a prominent future, and it’s wasted away because of the meth.”

According to the criminal complaint, troopers found a working meth lab in Jenkins’ kitchen when he was arrested Tuesday.

Jenkins is charged with operating a clandestine drug lab, possession of substance to be used as a precursor to manufacture meth, persons prohibited from possessing firearms, reckless driving and fleeing.