Meth cook explodes in home along Nold, Wooster

Law enforcement is on the lookout for two suspects following a one-pot meth lab exploding inside a home.

"Luckily no one was killed or seriously injured," said Don Hall, director of the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency. "And we assumed the suspects may have some injuries."

Medway agents were called to a home at 439 Nold Ave. on Wednesday evening shortly after 8 p.m. after the Wooster Police Department discovered items consistent with a meth lab inside the home.

The Wooster Fire Department received the call at 7:54 p.m. Assistant Chief Nathan Murphy said it was a "flash fire" meaning it was "pop, bang and done." Firefighters did not have to use any water, as there wasn't an active fire by the time they arrived on scene.

An estimated loss on the fire report was given at less than $1,000.

Police and fire personnel evacuated residents in the area once the meth materials were discovered.

Medway Senior Agent Jason Waddell said he and other agents found numerous materials inside the home consistent with the manufacturing of meth.

But he declined to specify what was recovered at the scene, as the investigation is ongoing.

Several witnesses were interviewed. Medway cleaned up the scene until midnight.

Waddell did not offer any information about two suspects other than they are Wooster individuals.

They fled the scene before emergency personnel arrived to the Nold house.

"We have a pretty good idea who they are," he said, adding they are looking into any possible connections between this incident and a meth lab discovered Nov. 25 at 327 N. Bever St., just blocks away.

Reporter Steve Huszai can be reached at 330-287-1645 or He is @GeneralSmithie on Twitter.

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