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VICKSBURG — A woman visiting the Warren County Jail is now in the jail herself.

Sheriff Martin Pace says 24-year-old Marissa Ann Morehead-Greco, of Vicksburg, went to the jail for a visit Friday.

WLBT-TV reports officials noticed she allegedly left a package in a restroom. When it was examined, they found one gram of crystal meth, four hypodermic syringes, cigarettes and $45 in cash inside.

Morehead-Greco was booked with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute within a correctional facility. She was already out on bond for a grand larceny charge, and also faces two other felony charges.


PARMA, Ohio — Police in Parma closed a stretch of Snow Road Monday morning while they investigated a possible meth lab inside a vehicle.


Both the eastbound and westbound lanes were closed for a time between Woolman Court and Chevrolet Boulevard but have since reopened.

The car was pulled over around 3 a.m. Monday but other information was not released.



Police discovered a mobile methamphetamine lab near the Green Street parking garage Sunday after testing bottles filled with hazardous chemicals.


Ithaca police arrived on scene at approximately 1 p.m. Sunday near the 200 block of East Green Street and discovered approximately six bottles of an unknown chemical, which Lee LaBuff, assistant fire chief for the Ithaca Fire Department, said could be reactive. Upon arrival on the scene, responders tentatively assumed that the bottles were related to the production of meth, LaBuff added.

At approximately 6 p.m., state and local police were on scene alongside the IFD. Technicians were able to confirm that the substance was methamphetamine, according to an IFD press release. An outside private company disposed of the substances.

While firefighters were on standby, LaBuff said the situation was “stable” and that the public was in no immediate danger. He added that responders “treat every situation as a serious hazard” when arriving on the scene.

Indiana Conservation Officers arrested 25-year-old Heather Geier Saturday Night.

Conservation officers say they noticed Geier’s truck parked in the northern part of the Bluegrass Fish and Wildlife Area in northwestern Warrick County.

When they rolled up, officers say Geier tried to run into some nearby woods.

In her truck, authorities say they found all the materials used to make meth.

Geier faces several meth-related charges and remains in the Warrick County Jail.




ST. ALBANS, VT- Police uncover two active meth labs under one roof in St. Albans.

Saturday evening, police evacuated more than a dozen residents from this apartment complex on Lake Street.

A strong smell of burning plastic led police to a bathroom in one of the apartments which also had significant fire damage.

There they found a one pot active meth lab, and after further investigating, another active meth lab in the closet.

A bomb squad and HAZ Mat team carefully dismantled the labs with a robot on Sunday.

“They are testing all the materials and anything that is hazordous materials that we are extracting from there has to go in that yellow bin on the ground over there and it has to be disposed of properly,” said St. Albans Police Chief Gary Taylor.

Late Sunday afternoon, residents were allow back to their homes once crews determine the area to be safe.

Police have identified possible suspects, but so far no one has been arrested.



ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) – Firefighters say a fire in an apartment building in St. Albans, Vt., resulted from a meth lab.

Firefighters responded to the fire at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The fire was in the bathroom.

The building was evacuated and the street was closed to traffic. No one was hurt.

Police say they have identified suspects in connection with the meth manufacturing, but no arrests have been made.






MCGREGOR (April 7, 2014) A McGregor man was arrested last week after police found marijuana-laced chocolate bars and methamphetamine at his home.

Eric Coleman, 37, was booked into the McLennan County Jail last Thursday charged with two counts of possession of controlled substance but posted a $20,000 bond and was released, jail records showed.

Coleman was arrested after McGregor police were sent to an address in the city on a disturbance call and when there noticed a strong odor of burning marijuana.

Police summoned a drug dog from Woodway police, which quickly alerted for the presence of narcotics.

McGregor police obtained a search warrant for the house and a car and during a search located marijuana, methamphetamine, “Dabba” chocolate bars, which are laced with THC, a package of “Juice” which also is laced with THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, firearms and $1,000 in cash.



WATERLOO | A Waterloo man has been sentenced to prison for selling methamphetamine from his taco stand.

Judge Linda Reade sentenced Martin Villalobos, age unavailable, to nine years in prison Friday after he pleaded guilty to distribution of meth in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids.

Authorities allege Villalobos sold meth from his stand on La Porte Road in August 2012 and outside his home in November 2012. Court records said informants working with investigators received meth hidden inside a green pepper and bread when they made purchases from Villalobos.

Most of the monitored transactions were for about 27 grams of meth for a cost of $2,000. Tests showed the meth was 84 to 97 percent pure, according to court records.

Officers with the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations searched his home and the taco stand and found additional meth, records state. He was indicted by a federal grand jury later that month and pleaded guilty in January.



Two Watsonville men, 58 and 49, and a transient, 39, were arrested Friday for allegedly selling methamphetamine to an undercover officer from the Santa Cruz County Narcotics Task Force.

In response to citizen complaints of drug dealing throughout Santa Cruz, police said an undercover officer went to various city spots to attempt to find dealers of controlled substances, namely meth, heroin or cocaine.

Within minutes of the operation launch, the undercover officer contacted a homeless man on the Pacific Garden Mall who facilitated a meth buy from Terry Spann, 49 of Watsonville, police said.

The officer met Spann on the foot bridge leading from Felker Street to the Gateway Plaza, where Spann was arrested for allegedly carrying some 18 grams of meth, police said.


The transient “middle man” was later identified as a probationer, and a warrant will be sought for his arrest, according to authorities.

Also arrested with Spann was Thomas Kehler, 58 of Watsonville, for suspicion of possession of controlled substances for sales, police said.

In a separate deal later that day, the undercover officer “bought” meth from a transient, later identified as Eric Cash, 39, in the CVS parking lot on Front Street. Cash was subsequently arrested, police said.

Spann, Kehler and Cash were booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail for suspicion of possession of controlled substances with the intent to sell, according to law enforcement.



Lexington County, SC (WLTX) — Lexington County Multi-Agency Enforcement Team officers seized two methamphetamine labs that were being operated in Lexington County.

The labs were being operated in adjacent homes on Pine Drive. Officers arrested Garrett Hutto, 50, Marla Minick Hutto, 49, Wayne Ray McGee, 53, and William Edward Luke, 53, in connection with the labs.


Garrett Hutto was arrested on charges of third-offense manufacturing methamphetamine, third-offense possession of methamphetamine and unlawfully altering pseudoephedrine, Metts said. Officers arrested Marla Hutto on charges of third-offense manufacturing methamphetamine, second-offense possession of a controlled substance and unlawfully altering pseudoephedrine. McGee was arrested on charges of third-offense manufacturing methamphetamine, third-offense possession of methamphetamine and second-offense unlawfully altering pseudoephedrine. Luke was arrested on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possessing methamphetamine, unlawfully altering pseudoephedrine, improperly disposing of waste from a methamphetamine laboratory and simple possession of marijuana.

Garrett Hutto was being held on Sunday at the Lexington County Detention Center on bail totaling $100,000. Marla Hutto was held on Sunday at the county Detention Center on bail totaling $95,000. McGee was held on Sunday on bail totaling $110,000. Luke was held on Sunday at the county Detention Center on bail totaling $55,620.

At about 8:27 p.m. Friday, authorities went to McGee’s home in order to investigate a CrimeStoppers tip that a methamphetamine laboratory was being operated at a residence on Pine Drive near Lexington. Officers executed a search warrant at McGee’s home and found that a methamphetamine laboratory was being operated at the residence.

Officers disposed of the methamphetamine laboratory.

While officers were at McGee’s home, officers detected a chemical odor emanating from an adjacent home at 147 Pine Drive, that they recognized as an indication that a methamphetamine laboratory also was being operated at that residence.

Around 9:44 p.m., officers went to the home at 147 Pine Drive. Officers found one reaction vessel at the home that had been used to manufacture methamphetamine. Officers also found two scales at the residence and one small plastic container on Luke’s person that contained marijuana. Officers arrested Luke at the second home.

Officers dismantled the reaction vessel that they found at 147 Pine Drive and properly disposed of the reaction vessel.

Metts asked anyone with information about illegal drug activity in Lexington County to call the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.



PHUKET: A Thai woman was arrested at Phuket International Airport yesterday after she tried to smuggle 2.5kg of ya ice (crystal methamphetamine) from China into Phuket.

Customs officers valued the drugs at about 7 million baht.

“Buachompoo Pattanapiyawach, 39, was caught with drugs in her luggage after it was scanned by an x-ray machine,” Phuket Airport Customs Director Montira Cherdchoo told a press conference this morning.

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Bangkok-native Ms Buachompoo arrived in Phuket on Dragonair Flight KA264 from Hong Kong, which landed at 4:30pm.

“She caught our officers’ attention because she was acting like she was in a hurry,” said Ms Montira.

“So the officers started chatting with her while her luggage was being scanned by the machine.“She seemed nervous, and the officers asked to search her luggage after suspiciously dense items were identified during the x-ray scan.”Officers found the suspect items in the luggage were instant cereal packets. However, after opening the packets, instead of finding wild oats, they discovered large packets of white crystals.“We tested the suspect substance and confirmed it was ya ice,” Ms Montira said.

Ms Buachompoo denied any knowledge of the drugs hidden among her belongings.“I had no idea what is was in the luggage. A friend asked me to pick up the bag in Guangzhou, China, and deliver it to a person in Phuket,” she told the press.

Ms Buachompoo has been charged with possession and trafficking of a Category 1 drug with intent to sell.“She has been handed over to Tah Chat Chai Police for further questioning,” said Ms Montira.

If she is found guilty of the charges against her, Ms Buachompoo faces the death penalty.

However, one Customs officer told the Phuket Gazette, “If she confesses or gives useful information to the police investigating her case, her penalty may be reduced to life imprisonment.”



A man was arrested for the second time this week after he fled from police, assaulted a police officer, and swallowed what is suspected to be methamphetamine.

Around 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, Turlock police responded to the 10 block of North Avenue after a resident in the area reported seeing a suspicious person.


The first officer arrived on scene and the suspect, later identified as Richard Oboyle, 41, fled. The officer initiated a foot pursuit, Turlock police spokesperson Lt. Ron Reid said.

Oboyle was chased to the corner of Geer Road and Tuolumne Road, in front of Farmers & Merchants Bank.



OGDENSBURG – Ogdensburg police discovered an alleged meth lab at a Hasbrouck Street house Thursday while on an assignment with St. Lawrence County Child Protective Services and charged a man with several counts.

Police were asked to accompany the children’s services caseworker to 512 Hasbrouck St., and while there, apparently saw evidence methamphetamine was being manufactured there.

Members of the Ogdensburg Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit and the St. Lawrence County Drug Task Force responded with a search warrant, according to Det. Sgt. Robert Wescott.

“Due to the materials present, and the dangerous condition the lab was in, the New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team (CCERT) was called to respond and remediate the scene,” Wescott said in a press release.

Victor P. Green, 33, who lived at that house, was arrested and charged with third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, a Class D felony, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), a Class A misdemeanor, and endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A misdemeanor.

Green was held in Ogdensburg City lockup awaiting arraignment.

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are pending, Wescott said.



BRIMFIELD, Ohio — A man faces several charges after police found what appeared to be a meth lab in the bushes outside of his apartment.

Tallmadge police went to the man’s Brimfield apartment in the 2800 block of Mogadore Road Friday to talk to the suspect. When they arrived, they found items in the bushes that led them to believe it was a meth lab.

They contacted Brimfield police, and they along with members of the drug lab team, recovered a complete meth lab, ingredients for other meth labs and several chemicals.

Police believe the suspect had been cooking in the apartment and then disposing of leftover chemicals and containers by dropping them out his window in to the yard.

The man was arrested on charges of manufacturing meth and chemicals for the manufacture of meth.

Police say a child was living in the apartment next door to the suspect.



Late last night, Fort Walton Beach police rushed to what they say was an active methamphetamine lab.
They found it in an apartment on Gipson Place.

People who live within a one-block radius of the Gipson Inn were forced to leave their homes while hazmat teams removed the dangerous chemicals.
One man has been arrested and his girlfriend was taken to the hospital.

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The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department said it arrested eight people early Friday as part of ongoing investigations into the manufacture of methamphetamine in the county.

Willie Boyer, 31, of Niota and Jared Schiedel, 27, of Donnellson were taken into custody on federal arrest warrants.  Boyer was arrested at his home while Schiedel was arrested at a home in Fort Madison and brought back to Hancock County.

Each is charged with Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine.  They were arrested on no bond warrants and are scheduled to appear in court on Monday, April 7.

Another person was arrested after a search warrant was served in Niota. Rodney Monroe, 37, of Niota is charged with Possession of Methamphetamine Manufacturing Material.

Five others were arrested after a search warrant was executed in LaHarpe. Melissa Squire, 37, of LaHarpe; Shane Taft, 28, of LaHarpe; William Carey, 23, of Mount Sterling; Brian Slowick, 42, of Nauvoo; and Tim Fye, 40, of LaHarpe, are each charged with Participation of Methamphetamine Manufacturing.

The sheriff’s department said an active meth lab was found in the house in LaHarpe.

The department said 15 other agencies assisted in the investigation, and it anticipated making more arrests.




A Cloverport woman was arrested on multiple drug charges after a traffic stop at 6:51 p.m. Friday, April 4 in the Duke Community of Hancock County.


According to a Kentucky State Police report, Trooper James Gaither stopped Carrie May, 34, for an improper vehicle equipment violation as she was driving a 2004 Toyota Corolla. An investigation at the scene revealed that May was in possession of methamphetamine, meth precursors, prescription medications and drug paraphernalia.

During the course of the investigation, May admitted to selling her prescription pseudoephedrine pills for profit to a subject, who had intent to unlawfully manufacture methamphetamine. May was arrested at the scene and lodged in the Breckinridge County Detention Center.

She was charged with possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense/meth; unlawful distribution of meth precursor, first offense; drug paraphernalia buy/possess; possession of a controlled substance, third degree, drug unspecified; improper equipment; and, failure to produce insurance card.

KSP was assisted at the scene by the Cannelton Police Department’s K-9 Unit.




ALBEMARLE, N.C. — SBI agents spent hours cleaning up a meth lab that exploded at an Albemarle motel, shattering windows and forcing an evacuation.

“Police started knocking on the door and said everybody had to be evacuated,” motel guest CC told Eyewitness News.

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Police said the explosion happened around 3:30 Friday morning at the Lion Inn on Highway 52 and blew a hole in the suspect’s mattress.

Investigators said he suffered minor burns when he tried to extinguish the flames.

“[We found] what appeared to be meth lab materials; cut lithium batteries, acid, Drano,” said Chief William Halliburton.

Guests were kept out of their rooms for hours.

“What we were concerned about was the ventilation system,” Halliburton said.

Detectives spent hours interviewing the suspect, who declined medical treatment, and said he will face multiple charges.





A registered violent offender pleaded guilty in court Friday to charges that he had meth and exposed himself to children and volunteers at a downtown church on Dec. 28.

Ronald Fermin Mascarena, 43, appeared in Yellowstone County District Court before Judge Ingrid Gustafson and pleaded guilty to a felony drug possession charge and misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure and resisting arrest.


Police arrested Mascarena after responding to a disturbance a little after 1 a.m. Dec. 28 at First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St.

An officer found a man, later identified as Mascarena, who was attempting to pull up his unzipped and unbuckled pants outside the church, according to charging documents.

The man struggled with officers when they tried to handcuff him, police said.

During the struggle, Mascarena’s knit cap fell off. An officer reported finding in the cap a glass pipe with crystalline residue that later tested positive for methamphetamine.

After the incident, police interviewed several adults who were at the church supervising children during an overnight Bible study. One chaperone told police that the children had seen a man with his pants around his ankles outside the church and that the man was using profanity and talking about using meth.

Mascarena is registered as a violent offender in Yellowstone County for a 1999 felony partner or family member assault.

His sentencing is scheduled for June 6.



Investigators believe a 36-year-old Williamsburg man accused of manufacturing meth in a second-floor apartment on Virginia Avenue near the College of William & Mary did so above a residence where two young children live.


Tyson Keala Hanna was arrested Wednesday after officers from the Williamsburg Police Department and Virginia State Police executed a search warrant on his apartment. The Williamsburg Police Department began investigating Hanna after receiving an anonymous tip in mid-March that meth was being cooked in the apartment.

After receiving the tip, investigators checked the National Precursor Log Exchange, a database used by 24 states — including Virginia — to track sales of over-the-counter cold medication commonly used in the manufacturing of meth. That database showed Hanna and his mother had purchased pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in meth, about 20 times since October, according to a criminal complaint filed against Hanna in Williamsburg-James City County District Court.

On March 24, investigators searched trash belonging to Hanna’s apartment. They found a broken glass tube resembling a broken beaker with scorch marks and residue. That information was used to secure a search warrant for the residence, according to the complaint.

During the search of the residence, officers found three clear bottles containing a dried sludge, indicative of one method of manufacturing meth, according to the complaint. They also found empty blister packs that contained 116 tablets of pseudoephedrine, a broken light bulb containing residue, several pieces of aluminum foil with scorch marks on one side and residue on the other, four empty bottles of charcoal fluid, four empty bottles of zippo style liter fluid, and a cut-open cold pack with the contents emptied out.


“Based on the information provided to me by trained and experienced narcotics law enforcement officers these items together are indicative of the manufacturing of methamphetamine, and the use of the narcotic,” according to the complaint.

The apartment where Hanna lives with his mother is located on the 200 block of Virginia Avenue, which runs between Richmond Road and Lafayette Street near William & Mary. The presence of the meth manufacturing did not require the evacuation of any nearby residents. 

Maj. Greg Riley of the Williamsburg Police Department said Friday that Hanna’s mother will not be charged in connection to the alleged manufacturing. Hanna faces one felony count of manufacturing of methamphetamine, which carries a sentence between five and 40 years of prison should he be convicted.

Riley said Wednesday that at this time, there is no indication anyone else will be charged in connection to the alleged manufacturing.

Hanna remains in custody at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A 26-year-old Ohio woman was arrested in Davidson County Friday, on charges of manufacturing meth.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said Jessica Nichole Bennett was arrested inside her room at a hotel on Elm Hill Pike in Nashville.

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Police said someone visited Bennett’s room earlier in the morning and found signs of drug use. The person immediately notified police.

Bennett was charged with manufacturing meth and possession of drug paraphernalia after investigators said chemicals and syringes were found inside her room.

According to detectives, a mason jar containing an unknown liquid was also found inside the room, along with a guitar case filled with items used to make meth.

She has been held in lieu of $30,000 bond.




EL DORADO — A state agency that investigates child abuse failed to protect an 18-month-old girl who was living in a known south-central Kansas meth house when she suffered fatal injuries, the girl’s father claims in a lawsuit filed against the Department for Children and Families.

Jayla Haag’s injuries included brain swelling, bleeding around her eyes, teeth that had been forcibly removed and damage to her jaw line, The Wichita Eagle ( ) reported. The girl tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamines at birth and as she lay dying in late March 2012.

“DCF was informed that Jayla was being abused and did nothing to protect her,” the lawsuit says. “The only action it took concerning Jayla was to cash the child support payments” from her father. In effect, the state gave financial and medical help to the girl’s mother, Alyssa Haag, allowing her “to continue her meth habit and the abuse of her daughter. The DCF social worker knew that Jayla was living in a meth house.”

The lawsuit says that calls about Jayla to the DCF hotline “were ignored

DCF spokeswoman Theresa Freed said Thursday that the agency has received a copy of the lawsuit petition and it is being reviewed, but she couldn’t comment on the suit because it is pending litigation.

Wichita lawyer Randy Rathbun, a former U.S. attorney, filed the lawsuit on March 20 in Sedgwick County District Court against DCF, known at the time of Jayla’s death as SRS, on behalf of Jayla’s father, Steven T. Watters.

Rathbun also has a pending federal lawsuit against an SRS social worker over another child abuse death.

The state agency ignored previous warning signs, including Haag “already had one child taken from her for abuse and neglect” before Jayla was born, the lawsuit claims, adding that Haag used drugs while pregnant with the girl.

Jayla was living with her mother and her mother’s boyfriend, Justin Edwards, at a duplex in El Dorado at the time of her death. Both adults “were heavy users of meth,” the lawsuit said.

Haag, 24, was sentenced for involuntary manslaughter-reckless and is serving time in a Topeka prison, with an earliest possible release date in March 2015.

A Butler County judge dismissed a first-degree murder charge against Edwards in September 2012 because Jayla’s autopsy had not been completed. Butler County prosecutor Darrin Devinney said at the time that a murder charge could be refiled after he received a completed autopsy report.

The autopsy found that the cause of the death was complications of blunt-force injuries of the head, and that the manner of death was homicide, but no murder charge has been refiled.

Edwards, 30, is in prison after being convicted of drug crimes from a 2011 case.

The lawsuit seeks “in excess of $75,000 plus his costs” and any other relief the court might think is just.




HORSHAM, Pa. –  There was a shocking discovery Friday inside a Montgomery County hotel.

Police serving a warrant at the Days Inn in Horsham find a possible meth lab.


Police were there looking for 30-year-old Gary Long, who was staying in room 333 at the hotel on the 200 block of Easton Road. When they arrived, they say he jumped out the third-story window and ran off into the woods.

The say he left behind the hazardous materials that could be used to manufacture drugs. He remains on the loose.

Hotel guest Don Kozlowsky described the chaotic scene by saying, “We were trying to pull back into the lot, and they sat us next door and said, ‘Here, go, have a seat and we’ll give you updates.’ Nobody explained to use exactly what happened.”

Guests on all the floors except the third were allowed to return to their rooms Friday evening.

Pennsylvania State Police are handling the investigation.



UpdateHORSHAM, Pa. (AP) — Police are searching for a man who was allegedly operating a makeshift methamphetamine lab in a suburban motel room, forcing the evacuation of some guests.

The Bucks County Courier Times ( ) reports that 30-year-old Gary Long on Friday afternoon jumped from a third-floor Days Inn window in Horsham to escape police. That’s about 20 miles north of Philadelphia.

Authorities say they were seeking to serve Long with criminal warrants at about 1 p.m.

About three dozen guests sheltered in a nearby restaurant as a state police drug-lab team checked the hotel. Most were allowed to return to their rooms a little before 5 p.m.

Hotel manager Joanne Zapata says she’s thankful police stepped in to address the situation.





Police and K-9 units were still searching the area around the Days Inn Hotel in Horsham around 4 p.m. today, April 4, after responding to a report of a meth lab allegedly discovered in a room at the hotel. Horsham police had gone to the hotel to serve a warrant on a man, identified by police as Gary Long, who was staying in the room with the suspected meth lab at the hotel and managed to escape, police said.

The meth lab was allegedly discovered at a Days Inn Hotel in Horsham around 2 p.m. April 4, according to a Breaking News Network alert.


Horsham Lt. Jon Clark said at the scene police were at the hotel at 245 Easton Road to serve a Bucks County warrant he believed was for a theft charge on Long. They thought they would just go in, get him and bring him out, Clark said, but when officers went to serve the warrant, Long, who was staying in room 333 since approximately Monday, slid a window open and jumped from a third-floor window onto a mulch pile as a detective entered the room, he said. The man believed to be Long then ran off and was now the subject of a manhunt, he said.

Shane Heser, 27, a resident of Pine Avenue, which is located behind the hotel, said he had gone outside to have a cigarette when he saw a white man with dark hair who looked disheveled run by him into a landscaped buffer area behind the hotel.

After the detective entered the room, he noticed “something unsafe” was in the room and a hazardous materials crew and a state police meth lab team were sent to the hotel and were inside, Clark said.

The hotel was evacuated until the area was deemed safe, with about 25 guests sent to Otto’s Restaurant next door to the hotel to await being allowed back inside the Days Inn. After about two and a half hours, around 4:45 p.m., guests were allowed back inside, except for the third floor, Clark said.

A 25-year-old woman who was staying at the hotel said housekeeping had knocked on the door and told them to evacuate. The woman said they were scared, as they didn’t know what was going on.

Hazardous materials that appeared to have been the type to manufacture and sell the drug were found inside the room, Clark said.

Police believe a woman was possibly with Long, but she was not at the scene when police arrived.

The state police and Montgomery County District Attorney’s office were involved in the investigation and the Montgomery County Mobile Command Center was at the scene, along with police, fire and ambulance personnel from Horsham and Hatboro.

Police are awaiting a search warrant to go in and retrieve the chemicals.




AYETTEVILLE, OhioPolice said they discovered a meth lab at Lake Lorelei in Fayetteville, Ohio, on Wednesday.

Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger said the Brown County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Unit and Narcotic Unit received a tip of a possible meth lab at Lake Lorelei.

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After an intensive investigation a search warrant was obtained, and units responded to the suspected lab at about noon on Wednesday.

Police said they found the chemicals needed to manufacture meth.

James Reckers was arrested and charged with illegal manufacture of drugs with juvenile specifications and illegal assembly of chemicals with juvenile specifications, police said.

Reckers is currently in custody in the Brown County Detention Center awaiting arraignment.





WILLOW WOOD — Two people were arrested Thursday after five active and as many as 40 inactive shake and bake-style meth labs were found at a home in Willow Wood, making it the largest meth lab bust ever in Lawrence County, according to Sheriff Jeff Lawless.

According to a release from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, tips led an Adult Probation Agency officer to the home at 3996 County Road 64 at about 2:15 p.m. on suspicions that a probationer was manufacturing methamphetamine at his residence.

The probation officer, along with a Lawrence County Sheriff Deputy and a member of the Lawrence County Drug and Major Crime Task Force went to this residence to conduct a home check on the probationer, at which time they allegedly found the meth labs.

Of the 40 inactive labs, some had already been used to make meth, while others were ready to make the drug, according to the release.

Deputies arrested Jason E. Reed, 34, and Sherry G. White, 34, who both lived at the residence.

“This is the largest single meth lab operation that I have ever seen in Lawrence County,” Lawless said. “Cooking this product is a dangerous and volatile situation that puts everyone’s life in danger. I am thankful that our tipster notified authorities about the situation.”

According to the release, both suspects admitted their involvement in the manufacturing of meth and were charged with illegal manufacture of methamphetamine, a second-degree felony, which carries a maximum sentence of eight years in prison. They will be arraigned in Lawrence County Municipal Court today.

Deputies with the sheriff’s office and drug task force that are trained in meth cleanup searched and cleaned up the residence. The Windsor Township, Aid Township, Upper Township and Coal Grove volunteer fire departments all assisted in the neutralization and cleanup of the meth labs. The Lawrence County EMS was also on the scene to assist.

The agencies were on scene until about 9:30 p.m.