Last updated: July 24. 2014 6:58PM - 2044 Views
By Charlene Hoeflich choeflich@civitasmedia.com

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POMEROY — Deputies from the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Middleport police did marijuana eradication Tuesday and Wednesday in the Langsville area of Meigs County.

According to a report from Meigs County Sheriff Keith O. Wood, over a two day period nearly 1,000 marijuana plants were eradicated.

While in the process of doing that, deputies were advised of the possibility of illegal manufacturing of explosive materials in a residence at 30766 Pilgrim Ridge Road in Langsville — near where the marijuana eradication took place. A search warrant was secured and once inside, Carolyn Lambert, 65, was taken into custody along with her husband James Lambert, 60, who arrived sometime later.

While conducting a search for other individuals inside the residence, the sheriff said deputies found several containers labeled with chemicals consistent with ingredients used in making explosives. Deputies then secured the scene awaiting the arrival of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad.

Once on the scene, bomb technicians were able to identify several compounds and chemicals, along with other materials consistent with those used for explosive devices. They removed and neutralized large amounts of chemicals and materials from the home.

On the scene assisting with the investigation and neutralization of the harmful materials, were agents from the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, FBI, Ohio BCI, Franklin County Bomb Squad and Rutland squad, along with Salem and Rutland fire departments.

Both James and Carolyn Lambert are incarcerated pending arraignment in Meigs County Court.

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