Two Arrested After Deputies Find Possible Meth Lab in Motel Room on 220 South

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

methlab220FRANKLIN CO. - The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a possible meth lab which was located at the Hometown Inn, 18059 Virgil H Goode Hwy, Rocky Mount, VA. On 01/19/2018 at approximately 4:30 PM, Franklin County Deputies were investigating the odor of marijuana coming from a room at the motel. When deputies went to secure the room, the resident of the room assaulted law enforcement officers. The room was secured and a meth lab was discovered.

Henry Eric Routon and Brittany Danielle Nichols were both arrested and face charges related to the meth lab. Routon is currently being held without bond. Nichols is being held on a $1,000.00 secured bond. The Virginia State Police Clan lab team assisted in clean up of the scene.

This is an ongoing investigation.


Female Pedestrian Hit by Four Vehicles on 220 South Friday

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

PEDESTRIAN-KILLED-1FRANKLIN COUNTY – The body of a woman killed on U.S. 220 Friday night in Franklin County has been sent to the medical examiner's office in Roanoke for identification, state police say.

Investigators say a female pedestrian was walking in the center of the left southbound lane on 220 around 7 p.m. when she was hit by a 2003 Chevy Cavalier, traveling south. After the initial impact, the woman was hit by three other vehicles in the left hand lane.

The victim was not carrying an ID, so the body has been sent to Roanoke for identification.

The woman was killed one mile south of Route 635.

The Virginia State Police Reconstruction Team assisted in the investigation.

The crash remains under investigation.

If you have any information, you are asked to call state police at 1-800-542-5959 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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