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Sheriff: Meth-making items found in Carroll Co. woods

Updated: Monday, October 28 2013, 04:23 PM EDT

By: NEWS9

CARROLL COUNTY, Ohio --

Logging workers discovered three sites in Brown Township that officials said were being used to manufacture methamphetamine and dispose of hazardous waste left over from the process.

According to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, workers who are part of a logging operation notified of authorities about possible drug activity after finding suspicious items Monday morning.

Around 9 a.m., officers found the three locations with "hazardous waste left behind from apparent methamphetamine manufacturing as well as devices and equipment used to manufacture the illegal drug."

Carroll County Sheriff Dales Williams said the items appeared to have been there for quite some time in the wooded area off Lee Road. Members of a specialized unit from the Holmes County Sheriff's Office removed the items so the materials can be safely disposed of.

Other agencies assisting in this investigation include the Multi-County L.E.A.D. Drug Task Force, the Carroll County Emergency Management Agency, and the Carrollton Village Fire Department.

Williams said that even though the items appeared to have been in those areas for some time, "methamphetamine manufacturing unfortunately continues to be a growing problem throughout the state as well as the surrounding counties."

No arrests had been made as of Monday afternoon and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call police or the NEWS9 Lauttamus Security Crime Busters Tipline at 800-862-BUST.

Sheriff: Meth-making items found in Carroll Co. woods


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