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A Piketon resident was arrested and charged with illegal assembly after a search by the Piketon Police Department resulted in finding chemicals and other items commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

According to the Piketon Police Department, on April 24, Assistant Chief Brandi Davis and Patrolman Corey Clemmons executed a search of the premises at 206 Riverview Circle in Piketon. During their search, several chemicals and other items commonly used in the manufacture of meth were reportedly located, and it was also discovered that one person had suffered severe burns from these chemicals. Nearby residents had to be evacuated due to the hazardous nature of these materials.

Lori C. Jenkins, 44, of Piketon, was arrested and charged with illegal assembly and transported to the Scioto County Jail. James Bachtel was transported to the hospital due to the severity of his injuries.

The Pike County Hazmat unit and 400 Fire Department were called in to secure the hazardous materials and to make the scene safe.

This search was a result of the ongoing investigation into drug activity at that location, according to the police. More charges are expected.

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