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NEW PHILADELPHIA – Police looking for a woman who was wanted on a warrant instead found a working methamphetamine lab in Room 102 of the New Philadelphia Inn on Bluebell Drive SW on Tuesday morning.

Officers said the woman being sought wasn’t there when they arrived about 10 a.m. The “meth lab,” which consisted of several soft-drink bottles and other materials used to manufacture methamphetamine, was found under a bed.

Officer Kurt Olson said the adjacent rooms were evacuated while sheriff’s deputies from Tuscarawas and Harrison counties, members of the members of the Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.) Task Force and Meth Lab Containment Team, dismantled the methamphetamine lab.

The cleanup operations, Olson said, took several hours. He added that law enforcement personnel found “a lot of liquid meth oil, and also some meth powder” in the room.

Olson said the room had been rented Monday by John L. Wilson, 36, of Cadiz. Wilson was arrested on a Harrison County warrant, and turned over Tuesday to Harrison County authorities.

William J. Ross, 33, of Dennison, is being held in the New Philadelphia city jail on open charges.

Olson said a report is to be sent to the county prosecutor regarding the filing of formal charges.

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