Man Arrested After Meth Lab Discovery

by Kelly Choate on January 30, 2013 at 10:16 am

A New Lexington man was arrested after a mobile meth lab was discovered in a car.

New Lexington Police Sergeant Bill Dodd approached a suspicious vehicle parked near the intersection of North Main Street and Water Street early Wednesday morning.  Police said he found a 35-year-old man acting suspicious.

His K-9 partner Tazer walked around the vehicle and indicated the presence of drugs.  Sergeant Dodd began searching the vehicle and located a mobile meth lab inside.  Detectives with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force were called to the scene to assist with the investigation.

About seven ounces of meth was recovered from the lab along with other meth making material.  The man’s eight children were found asleep in a nearby residence.  Perry County Children Services was called to the home and the children were removed and placed into protective custody.

The male, whose name is not being released at this time, has been arrested and incarcerated at the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville.  He’s facing several felony charges relating to the discovery.