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Calls to police resulted in the arrests of three people after components for making methamphetamine were found in two Barberton houses.

Howard E. Henshaw, 45, of E. State Street, was arrested April 26 after his wife reported discovering what she believed to be meth lab items in her husband’s “man cave.”

Stacey Shipe, 39, and Matthew Shipe, 29, both of Harding Avenue, were arrested April 28 after a tip there was supposed to be a meth lab in the basement of the house.

Henshaw and the Shipes were each charged with illegal manufacture of drugs (methamphetamine).

The Summit County Drug Unit responded to a meth dump site in a ditch in the area of state Route 619 and Eastern Road in New Franklin, April 26. The drug unit was also called out April 28 for a suspected meth lab in the 900 block of W. Turkeyfoot Lake Road in New Franklin and charges are pending on a suspect.

The sheriff’s office was called to the Avon Trailer Park in Green, April 29, where components of a meth lab were found a vehicle from which smoke could be seen coming from the trunk. Jesse L. Atkinson, 34, of Stow, and Brian M. Cross, 39, of Uniontown, were charged with assembly of chemicals used to manufacture a controlled substance.



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