Austintown couple charged with making meth

Smart couple indicted for meth lab in Austintown

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Authorities arraigned an Austintown couple Wednesday morning, charging them with possessing and making meth earlier this month, according to court documents obtained by WKBN.

Sharry Smart, 32, and Thomas Smart, 39, had their bonds set at $100,000 during their arraignment. A preliminary court hearing is set for Aug. 20 for both.

No one answered the door at the address listed for the couple Wednesday afternoon.

Both received the same charges, which included possessing meth-making materials within the vicinity of a juvenile, manufacturing meth within the vicinity of a juvenile and possessing meth. According to the court document, the amount of meth possessed by the two was more than 50 times the bulk amount set by Ohio law.

All three charges are felonies.

On Aug. 6, WKBN reported that law enforcement officials served a search warrant at 1149 Ohltown Road Tuesday, finding meth-manufacturing materials and several guns, according to Mahoning Valley Task Force Commander Jeff Solic.

Residents at the address denied manufacturing or using drugs when they spoke with WKBN 27 reporter Nadine Grimley.

The Mahoning Valley Task Force is a group made up of area law enforcement agencies that deals mainly with drug and violent crime investigations.

At the time of the search warrant being served, the Mahoning County Children’s Services Board took the family’s two kids and placed them with a family member that the board deemed to be safe, according to Solic.

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