Suspected Meth Lab Dismantled in Leavittsburg

A suspected meth lab was dismantled Thursday in Leavittsburg.

Officers with the TAG Law Enforcement Task Force and the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office went to a mobile home at about 8:30 p.m. to serve an unrelated misdemeanor warrant on a woman believed to be living at the 6129 Park Drive home. While searching for the homeowner, police found materials used to make methamphetamine along with other drug paraphernalia.

A gas generator was found in an outbuilding of the property along with several containers of unknown liquids, syringes, funnels, coffee filters, plastic tubing, gas masks and a gas can, reports said.

Two backpacks were also found on the property, one in a doghouse and another inside the outbuilding with the generator. One pack contained a coffee grinder, pill cutter, cold packs, bottles of Lye and muriatic acid, and containers with white powder residue. The backpack found in the doghouse contained a scale and a fire extinguisher with an altered nozzle that contained ammonium nitrate and unused lithium batteries.

Warren Township Fire Department, Trumbull County Hazardous Materials Unit, and a Clan Lab Team were called to the scene to assist in handling the volatile chemicals and generator. Crews were able to neutralize the chemicals on the scene.

The woman and a man at the home were taken into custody and subsequently released. Another male, believed to be the homeowner, fled from the back of the mobile home when officers arrived, which led them to search the property and uncover the drug producing chemicals and paraphernalia.

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