EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSDeputies Say Meth Lab Found At House Fire In Athens County
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Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Oct. 17, 2013 10:44 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 17, 2013 11:36 AM EDT
Athens , Athens County , Ohio
Deputies said a home that caught fire under suspicious circumstances also contained a meth lab in Athens County.
The Athens County Sheriff's Department was called to a house fire in the 8100 block of Wildwood Lane in Athens about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Deputies saw flames shooting from the rear of the home. Firefighters on the scene said a gas can was located in the kitchen and the fire was suspicious in nature. The Ohio State Fire Marshal was called to investigate.
When fire marshal investigators arrived, they asked for the sheriff's office Narcotics Enforcement team. Investigators said they found what appeared to be a meth lab in the fire's remnants and detectives confirmed it.
Deputies said a woman who was staying at the home was charged with shoplifting the day prior to the fire and the woman's boyfriend was in jail.
The fire remains under investigation. The case will be presented to the Athens Grand Jury.
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