MADISON, W. Va. – A Kanawha County man was sentenced to prison on April 27, after admitting to violating the terms of his probation.
Robert James Stamper, 39, of Charleston, pleaded guilty in Boone County Circuit Court last May to operating a clandestine drug laboratory. Following his guilty plea, Stamper was placed on probation for 60 months.
Stamper was arrested in 2013 by the State Police for operating a methamphetamine lab in his then apartment in Bloomingrose, W.Va.
When troopers arrived, they received consent to search the apartment where they found Stamper hiding in a closet. They learned he had a warrant for his arrest in Kanawha County. When troopers continued the search of the apartment, they found two shake and bake style labs and two small children nearby.
At his hearing this week in Circuit Court, Stamper was sentenced to prison for two – 10 years for the crime.
Trooper E. B. McClung investigated the case. Assistant Prosecutor Justin Marlowe handled the prosecution.