GALLIPOLIS — Gallia County Sheriff’s County deputies responded to a scene Wednesday at residence on Paxton Road after receiving reports of a potential meth lab in the property’s home.
“Deputies responded to the scene to do a probation search with probation (officers),” said Gallia Sheriff Joe Browning. “Elements were found of things that were consistent of meth manufacturing. A deputy who was certified as a meth technician examined those things and they are preparing for a case for the prosecutor to review concerning whether to charge a person.”
Browning said deputies will reportedly recommend charging the home’s resident with illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, which is in violation of Ohio Revised Code section 2925.041. When considering meth production, the crime is considered a third-degree felony. If an individual is convicted, that person could serve nine to 36 months in prison.
The sheriff’s office is conferring with the Gallia Prosecutor to determine how to approach charges.
The sheriff said a person has currently been taken into custody but a name has not been released as of press time.
Dean Wright can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2103.