Police found a body of a young man in a Doylestown home Saturday night, and the discovery may be linked to a meth lab.
Doylestown police and the Wayne County Medical Examiner responded to the North Portage Street home after family members found the body of a man in his 20's, according to NewsChannel 5.
The television station says drug enforcement officers at the scene say that a small meth lab was found inside the home where the victim was staying.
Foul play isn't being suspected, but the case is still under investigation.
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Akron police busted another meth lab in Akron and removed a 5-year-old girl from the home Tuesday afternoon.
Police say officers followed up on a drug complaint in the 2700 block of Paxton Avenue and found the meth lab inside a bedroom around 2 p.m.
The suspects were identified as Jessica L. Lawson, 24, and Kory B. Huffman, 29, both of Paxton Avenue. They were charged with illegal manufacturing of methamphetamines, illegal assembly of chemicals, possession of methamphetamines and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The suspects' daughter is staying with a family member.
Police arrested five people after they busted a meth lab at an Akron home over the weekend.
Akron police say officers could smell a strong odor of chemicals, commonly used to make meth, coming from the basement windows of a home in the 12000 block of Florida Avenue. When police checked the back the home, officers say people inside began running around and one suspect attempted to jump out of the window. He was later identified as Joseph Michael Overdorf, 29, of Florida Avenue. He was arrested and taken into custody.
Authorities say the officers announced their presence at the residence several times before executing a search warrant where they found items commonly used to manufacture methamphetamines.
Four individuals inside of the house were also arrested: Alan E. Devine, 23, of Florida Avenue; John M. Greathouse, 30, of Florida Avenue; Tracy Marie Strata, 23, of Florida Avenue; and Amanda L. Cline, 26, of Eldorado Drive in Springfield Township.
They were charged with illegal manufacturing of methamphetamines and illegal assembly of chemicals and booked into the Summit County Jail.
Portage County Drug Task Force agents were called to Rootstown to help dispose of a meth lab dump site this morning.
A Rootstown Township employee was mowing grass on Lynn Road around 9:30 a.m. when he hit a garbage bag full of trash, including items used to manufacture meth. The garbage caught on fire and was burning along the side of the road before the worker put it out.
Task Force members than stablized the chemicals and called a chemical disposal company to get rid of the dangerous items that are capable of producing explosions, fires, or other harmful effects.
Portage County Sheriff David Doak says people who find trash along the side of the road including back packs, containers, and other suspicious bags should contact the Portage County Drug Task Force or the Portage County Sheriff’s Office.
In addition Tuesday, the Task Force also located 28 marijuana plants in a wooded area off State Route 88 in Nelson Township after acting on a tip. The plants averaged about 4 feet in height and the owner of the plants is unknown at this time.
On Tuesday, July 24, 2012, Portage County Drug Task Force was called by Rootstown Twp. Road Department to respond to a Meth Lab dump site on Lynn Road off Rootstown Road. Task Force Members learned that an employee of the township was mowing on Lynn Road when he struck a garbage bag full of trash which ignited and started burning along side the road. The fire was extinguished by the worker. Task Force members stabilized the chemicals and contacted a chemical disposal company to dispose.
According to Sheriff David W. Doak this is the third Meth Lab the Task Force has dealt with in the past 5 days and these labs continue to be a growing problem in the Portage County area. Sheriff Doak wants to remind the citizens of the county of the dangers of flash fire, chemical exposure and explosions that are associated with meth labs and cautions citizens when finding trash along side our roads to report suspicious bags, back packs and containers to your local police department, the Portage County Drug Task Force or the Portage County Sheriff’s Office.
Also on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, Task Force Agents acting on a tip responded to a wooded area off State Route 88 in Nelson Twp where they located and pulled 28 marijuana plants averaging about 4 foot in height. At this time the owner of these plants is unknown.
A Tallmadge police K-9 led officers to the discovery of a suspected meth lab nearby.
Police say canine officer "Axel" barked an alert on a car during a traffic stop Friday evening on Barnes Drive.
That prompted officers to search the home there, and Tallmadge police say a "shake and bake" lab was found in the garage - with 49 bottles, and a variety of chemical and other items linked to the manufacture of methamphetamine.
50 year-old Marcella Robinson of the Barnes Drive address was arrested, along with 45 year-old Michelle Cardarelli of Akron and 43 year-old William Lee of Uniontown.
All of those arrested face second degree felony charges of illegal manufacture of drugs, and third degree felony charges of illegal assembly of chemicals to make drugs.
The three arrested were taken to the Summit County Jail, and face court appearances Monday in Stow Municipal Court.
A Streetsboro man is now in custody after agents from the Portage County Drug Task Force followed up on a complaint for a meth lab at a campgound earlier this week.
The task force was called to the Streetsboro KOA Campground on 187 S. R. 303 where they and the Streetsboro Police Department found components used to make meth outside of an occupied camping trailer.
Agents also found components and chemicals in two back packs on the trail behind the camper, and an additional lab in the wooded area off one of the trails.
32 -year old Ronnie Calton is now being charged with one count of illegal possession of chemicals in the manufacturing of drugs.
The Portage Drug Task Force will present the case to the Portage County Grand Jury for additional charges.
Calton is currently being held in the Portage County Jail.
Ravenna Police and Fire are investigating a possible meth lab found inside an apartment building.
Authorites responded to a report of smoke coming from an apartment on Spruce St. Firefighters says they found what appeared to be a meth lab once they got inside.
After evacuating the building, the Portage County Drug Task Force provided an assist with the investigation by collecting evidence and neutralizing the chemicals found at the scene.
No one was injured and there are no suspects at this time.
(Ravenna PD) Shortly after 2:00 p.m. today the Ravenna Fire and Police Departments responded to a report of smoke coming from an apartment building in the 100 block of Spruce St.
When on scene, firefighters located what appeared to be a possible meth lab. The fire fighters made the scene safe from fire and evacuated the building.The Portage County Drug Task Force responded to the scene and assisted with the investigation.
The Drug Task Force collected evidence for the investigation and neutralized chemicals found at the scene.No injuries are reported and no suspects identified at this time.
Cuyahoga Falls police arrested two after the discovery of a meth lab inside an apartment near Water Works Family Aquatic Center.
Firefighters discovered three people in the basement of a home that caught fire in Rittman.
Channel 3 News reports the small house blaze on Liberty Street 3 a.m. Tuesday, was contained to the basement.
A cause is not known as officials continue to investigate.
Police stopped a meth lab operation at this same home last week.
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A Portage County man is now facing child endangering charges after authorities say they found a meth lab in his garage.
Portage County Sheriff David Doak said 39-year-old James Shanes was arrested Thursday after the Portage County Department of Jobs and Family Services and detectives from the Portage County Sheriff’s Office came to his Shalersville Township home to investigate an issue with child safety.
The Portage County Drug Task Force was called to the house where they found items used to make meth in the garage.
Later that day, Shanes was arrested at a construction job site in Aurora , Police say he had methamphetamine on him at the time of his arrest.
Additional evidence will be presented to a Portage County Grand Jury where Task Force.
Agents will be seeking additional charges of Possession of Chemicals to Manufacture Drugs, Possession of Methamphetamine and 2 counts of Child Endangering.
The Sheriff's Office did not release any information on the child.
He is currently in the Portage County Jail.
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