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Two Athens women were arrested Thursday after the Athens Major Crimes Unit allegedly discovered evidence of the manufacturing of and trafficking of methamphetamine at an Elliotsville Road residence.

A search warrant was executed Thursday afternoon at 9031 Elliotsville Rd. in Athens in which multiple items related to the manufacturing of methamphetamine was allegedly discovered, including meth and a one-pot meth lab.

Two people were detained at the home, one of whom was Shannon M. Dickens, 35. Dickens, a resident of the home, was found to have two active warrants for her arrest, one from Athens County on a misdemeanor contempt of court charge and the other from Frank County on a fifth-degree felony charge of forgery.

Dickens was transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail, according to a news release from the Athens Major Crimes Unit. The other person found in the home may face charges later but has yet to be charged so the name has not been released.

The primary suspect, Tina M. Phelps, however, allegedly fled the home. The release states that Dickens and the other resident of the home as well as neighbors indicated that Phelps, 38, was suspected as being the primary cook in the manufacturing of the methamphetamine operation.

According to the release, Phelps was located within hours by deputies with the Athens County Sheriff’s Office. She was arrested on an unrelated warrant for allegedly failing to report to jail after a fourth-degree felony conviction of illegal processing of drug documents.

Phelps too was transported to the regional jail and was charged with a second-degree felony of manufacturing methamphetamine. Additional charges could face Phelps, Dickens and the other resident of the Elliotsville Road home should the case be presented to a grand jury.



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