Police Search for Two in Martinsburg Meth Lab Trailer Fire

- MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The U.S. Marshals Task Force is asking for the public's help in locating two people in connection to a meth lab trailer fire reported in Martinsburg earlier this month. 

As you may recall, on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Berkeley County Fire and Rescue crews responded to a trailer fire along 312 Athletic Street. 

During the course of the investigation several items and components which were indicative for the operation of a clandestine meth lab were found. Police say some of these items discovered were Coleman fuel, a respirator mask, propane cylinders, alkaline batteries, and coiled copper tubing. 

James Exline, 34, and Amy Burcker, 33, are currently charged by the Martinsburg Police Department with operating the clandestine drug lab. Police say Exline and Burker are believed to still be in the area, and are being helped by family and friends. 

Police say both Exline and Burcker have ties to Berkeley County, W.Va., and Florida.

Exline is known to frequent hotels and could possibly be in the company of a person identified as Sarah Hartman. He's described as 5'9" in height, 180 lbs, with brown hair and eyes. 

Police say Burcker may have dyed her hair. She's described as 5'3" in height, 135 lbs, with hazel eyes and blonde hair. She also has tattoos on her neck and arms. 

Police want to remind residents all fugitives should be considered armed and dangerous. They say you should not attempt to apprehend them yourself, and to call local law enforcement immediately. 

All tips will be treated as anonymous. Information can be reported to the United State Marshals Service at 304-267-7179. 

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