Meth lab uncovered in Lisbon


LISBON, Ohio (WKBN) - While methamphetamine labs have been busted across the Valley over the past several weeks, Lisbon can now be added to the communities hit by what seems to be a growing problem.

According to our print partner The Morning Journal, a meth lab was found in the basement of a home at 353 W. Pine St. The property is rented by Jesse L. Kessinger, 31, and his wife.

Several items were taken from the home including several materials used for the manufacture of methamphetamine and a 2-liter bottle containing residue. Twelve marijuana plants were also found in the home.

Kessinger recently moved to the area from West Virginia. He had served time in prison on weapons and possession charges and was in violation of his parole by moving to Lisbon. U.S. Marshals went to the home to investigate the parole violation when they uncovered the meth lab.

The Columbiana County Drug Task Force and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation also responded to the scene.

This latest bust is believed to be the village’s first known meth lab, according to the newspaper.

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