Galion police investigate possible meth lab on Atwood Street

Galion police Tuesday made two arrests following a search of a residence at 220½ W. Atwood St., where officers report investigating a possible meth lab operation.

Galion police received information of a possible meth lab at the residence. Initially police were called to the residence on a disturbance call shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday, according to Chief Brian Saterfield.

Officers and detectives were able to obtain a search warrant based upon the investigation. The Crawford County Special Response Team was activated for the search warrant entry. Assistance was received from the METRICH Drug Task Force for the purpose of possible hazardous material evidence collection and preservation on the case, Saterfield said.

Officers seized numerous articles of drug paraphernalia and evidence of possible manufacturing of methamphetamine. There was no evidence of a large-scale drug manufacturing operation at the residence, Saterfield said.

Police arrested Michael Shaw, 36, 220½ Atwood St., on charges of permitting drug abuse and possession of drugs. Joey Horton, 45, 220½ Atwood St., was charged with permitting drug abuse and possession of drugs, according to police.

They were taken to the Crawford County Jail.

The case remains under investigation and will be presented to the Crawford County Prosecutor for charges and an additional charges, Saterfield said.

Originally published in the News Journal on February 21, 2018.

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