A 36 year-old man and his 33 year-old female companion, both from Medina, are in the Medina County Jail after agents from the Medina County Drug Task Force witnessed them throw a one-pot meth lab from their vehicle.

Medina detective Dan Warner, who is assigned to the Medina County Drug Task Force, began investigating John Haberny and Sherry Hatch for excessive purchases of pseudoephedrine products. It was believed that the couple was likely using the pseudoephedrine to manufacture methamphetamine. On July 15, 2015 agents began conducting surveillance on the couple’s Medina home. An agent in an unmarked vehicle began following the couple when they left their home and continued to follow as the they drove south on SR3 through the village of Seville. At the southern end of the village, Detective Warner saw Haberny throw a bag of trash from the car. The trash was retrieved and a one-pot meth lab was discovered inside. Task force agents who are specially trained in the safe disposal of the dangerous chemicals associated with this type of clandestine lab were called to assist.

Officers from the Medina Police Department later assisted task force agents with the execution of a search warrant at the couples Bridgeport Dr. home in Medina. Additional one-pot reaction vessels along with other chemicals used in the manufacture of methamphetamine were discovered in the home. The Medina Fire Department was called to the scene to stand-by due to the volatile nature of one-port meth labs. The residence was cleared of all potential meth lab related hazards without further incident.

Haberny and Hatch were each charged with one count of Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals Used in the Manufacture of Drugs- a felony of the 3rd degree. Additional charges relative to the manufacturing of methamphetamine are expected once the case is reviewed by Prosecutor Dean Holman.

A 36 year-old man and his 33 year-old female companion, both from Medina, are in the Medina County Jail after agents from the Medina County Drug Task Force witnessed them throw a one-pot meth lab from their vehicle.

Medina detective Dan Warner, who is assigned to the Medina County Drug Task Force, began investigating John Haberny and Sherry Hatch for excessive purchases of pseudoephedrine products. It was believed that the couple was likely using the pseudoephedrine to manufacture methamphetamine. On July 15, 2015 agents began conducting surveillance on the couple’s Medina home. An agent in an unmarked vehicle began following the couple when they left their home and continued to follow as the they drove south on SR3 through the village of Seville. At the southern end of the village, Detective Warner saw Haberny throw a bag of trash from the car. The trash was retrieved and a one-pot meth lab was discovered inside. Task force agents who are specially trained in the safe disposal of the dangerous chemicals associated with this type of clandestine lab were called to assist.

Officers from the Medina Police Department later assisted task force agents with the execution of a search warrant at the couples Bridgeport Dr. home in Medina. Additional one-pot reaction vessels along with other chemicals used in the manufacture of methamphetamine were discovered in the home. The Medina Fire Department was called to the scene to stand-by due to the volatile nature of one-port meth labs. The residence was cleared of all potential meth lab related hazards without further incident.

Haberny and Hatch were each charged with one count of Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals Used in the Manufacture of Drugs- a felony of the 3rd degree. Additional charges relative to the manufacturing of methamphetamine are expected once the case is reviewed by Prosecutor Dean Holman.