New Lex PD breaks rolling meth lab

Posted: 31st January 2013 by Doc in Uncategorized
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NEW LEXINGTON– An early Wednesday morning drug bust sent one New Lexington man to jail, his eight children just a block away asleep in their North Main Street home.

The Perry County Sheriff’s Department announced the arrest of a 35-year old man, New Lexington Police Sargent Bill Dodd walked up on what the police report called a suspicious vehicle parked near the intersection of North Main and Water Street with the man sitting inside the vehicle.


Wednesday morning drug bust nets one arrest

Wednesday morning drug bust nets one arrest

New Lexington Police Sargent Bill Dodd approached this vehicle parked on North Main Street early Wednesday morning with a man inside said to be acting suspicious. A search of the vehicle turned up seven ounces of methamphetamine. The man was soon arrested, his eight children asleep in their home less than one block away. Perry County Sheriff deputies and the New Lexington Fire Department were also on hand at the scene.


The report says that Dodd spoke with the man inside the vehicle then walked his K-9 partner around the vehicle, a black late-model pickup truck. The K-9 officer then indicated the possible presence of a controlled substance inside the truck. Dodd conducted a subsequent search of the vehicle and discovered a mobile methamphetamine lab inside.

Detectives with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force were called to the scene to assist with the investigation. Approximately seven ounces of methamphetamine was recovered from the lab along with other meth making material. Sheriff deputies and personnel from the New Lexington Fire Department were also on the scene.

The arrest was made Wednesday at 3:15 a.m.

The suspect’s name has not yet been released, but a later search of a home located at 224 North Main Street, approximately one block from where he was arrested, the man’s eight children were found asleep, a press release from the Perry County Sheriff’s Department does not mention if the children were alone at the time of the arrest but does say that the children were removed and placed in protective custody; the man was taken to the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville and is facing felony drug charges.



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