2 charged for meth lab in van

Two men were charged after a one-pot meth lab was reportedly discovered inside their van Saturday morning.

Christopher Shanley, 43, 256 Wood St., Shreve, and Brian Phillips, 46, 4400 Melrose Drive, Lot 280, Wooster, have been charged with illegal assembly or possession of meth in Wayne County Municipal Court.

Both remain in the Wayne County Jail, as of Tuesday, on bonds of 10 percent of $75,000 and $50,000, respectively.

They have preliminary hearings scheduled for Monday (June 27) in front of Judge Timothy VanSickle.

The two were arrested Saturday morning shortly after 8 a.m. after an "alert citizen" called police to the BP Station on Cleveland Road, said Medway Drug Enforcement Agency's Senior Agent Jason Waddell. The two men were allegedly impaired and were attempting to leave the scene in the van.

When Wooster Police officers responded to the scene, an active one-pot meth lab was found inside a back pack in the van, at which point Medway was contacted. Numerous other items consistent with making meth were also found.

Waddell said they were on scene for more than two hours dismantling the active lab, with Wooster Fire units too.

"An alert citizen who noticed something didn't look right called it in," Waddell said, adding the caller "probably save some people's lives" had the two driven from the scene.

Court records indicate that Shanley reportedly admitted to making meth in the Shreve swamps off of State Route 83. He also told law enforcement he was concerned Phillips would overdose on pills he took earlier, so they traveled to Wooster to get something.

Published by the-daily-record.com

*click back button to return to news post list