Fight Leads to Meth Lab Discovery

by Kelly Mills on June 13, 2012 at 11:29 am

Authorities say a meth lab was discovered Wednesday evening at a Zanesville home.

According to Lieutenant Chris Rice with the Zanesville Police Department, officers were first called 1234 Melrose Avenue around 7 p.m. because of a fight.

When they arrived on the scene, officers were advised someone in the home was making methamphetamine.

"Upon search of the residence a container of bottles and jars were located that did have the strong aroma of chemicals used in the production of methamphetamine," says Lt. Rice.

Lieutenant Rice says the meth lab put everyone in the home, including two small children, at risk.

"It’s a highly volatile situation, highly flammable. I don’t think the people that are manufacturing these drugs understand the gravity of the situation. Two small children were in the residence. I can’t stress to the public enough the volatility that they’re dealing with here. We deal with burns and explosions on a daily basis throughout the country," he says.

The Zanesville Police Department and Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force are working together to investigate the lab. The names of those involved will not be released until formal charges are filed.

Lt. Rice says Children Services took emergency custody of the two children.