Twenty locals were recently arrested for involvement of meth labs found in their homes.
Four meth labs were discovered last week: the first on Myrtle Street in Harrisonburg, which is right off campus near East Market Street, and three in Hensley Hollow Road in Elkton, Ridgeview Drive in Shenandoah and Penn Laird.
Three offenders are still at-large, and two others have turned themselves in to police, according to Mark Campbell, coordinator of RUSH Taskforce, a collaboration of officers from state police, the Harrisonburg Police Department and Rockingham County police.
All offenders were charged with conspiracy to manufacture meth, but additional charges may include possession of two or more precursors and manufacturing meth with a child present. More charges may be placed after further investigation and discussion with attorneys.