Meth lab found in Newton Falls

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio (WKBN) — A suspected methamphetamine lab was found in Newton Falls on Tuesday afternoon.

The Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office, Newton Falls police, Newton Falls Fire Department, Trumbull County HazMat and the Warren Police Department’s K-9 unit responded to 314 Ophelia St. just after 3 p.m. The focus of the activity was the garage behind the house.

Police said they received tips about the suspected drug activity at the house. Police said when they arrived, they found chemicals used in the making of methamphetamine.

“It doesn’t take much to set up a meth lab and needless to say, it’s an epidemic, it’s dangerous and it’s our job to address it. We get information, we address the situation and in this case, we took it down,” said Newton Falls Police Chief Eugene Fixler.

HazMat crews removed the substances, which will be sent to BCI for testing to determine if it was in fact methamphetamine. Charges are pending lab results.


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