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CHILLICOTHE — A Ross County grand jury indicted two men Friday on felony charges related to an alleged methamphetamine lab found during a burglary investigation in February.

Jonathan M. Bray, 29, of 2411 Spargursville Road, Bainbridge, and Nicholas Babbs, 31, of 44445 Upper Twin Road, South Salem, were indicted on one count each of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs and burglary.

The charges stem from a Feb. 21 call to the Ross County Sheriff’s Office of suspicious activity at a vacant home on the 200 block of Kinzer Road. Deputies responded to the home and allegedly found Bray and Babbs inside. A check with the owner revealed no one should have been at the home and the last person to live there had moved out two months before.

Before confronting Babbs and Bray, deputies allegedly had spotted Babbs place what was later determined to be a one-pot meth lab behind a microwave. During a search of the home with the aid of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, officials allege they also found a one-pot lab under a sink, the ingredients used to make meth and a homemade acid gas generator that is used in the manufacture of meth.

The men were arrested at the scene. Babbs remains in jail on a $25,000 bond with a 10 percent provision while Bray is free on the $25,000 bond. The charges are third-degree felonies, which carry a prison sentence of one to five years if convicted.



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