SCIOTO METH LAB Police Charge Scioto County Man After Finding A Meth Lab In Vacant House
Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 2, 2012 11:01 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 2, 2012 11:46 AM EDT
Scioto County Jail Photo
, Scioto County
Police charged a man with operating a meth lab in a vacant house in Scioto County.
Joseph B. Davis, 35, of Lucasville, Ohio was arrested by troopers from the Ohio State Patrol Post 73 and the Scioto County Sheriff's Office Tuesday morning, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
Troopers were investigating a complaint that a vacant rental house was being broken into on Oakwood Avenue in Lucasville and asked for assistance from the Scioto Sheriff's Office. When they arrived, troopers found the suspect operating a meth lab, the release said. The suspect attempted to flee, but he was quickly captured.
Detectives with the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force were called in to clean up and dismantle the lab.
Davis was charged with operating a meth lab, illegal possession of chemicals for a meth lab, criminal trespass and obstructing. There was a warrant for his arrest in Pike County, Ohio, for receiving stolen property. He is being held at the Scioto County Jail on a $41,000 bond.