Meth lab found in Orrville

Law enforcement found yet another meth lab Thursday night, but this time at an Oak Street residence.

The lab was discovered following the Wayne County Sheriff's Office obtaining a search warrant for a home at 808 Oak St. after receiving information of suspected meth activity at the home.

The homeowner was not at the residence at the time the warrant was executed at 9 p.m. and remains at large.

Capt. Doug Hunter declined to give information regarding the suspect.

Hunter said while the sheriff's office was investigating an unrelated case at an area business, the agency learned the suspect allegedly was purchasing materials to make meth on multiple occasions.

Once at the home, deputies found a large amount of materials consistent with making meth inside before contacting the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency. Hunter said the amount of materials was in the first-degree felony range.

The suspect was not present, a fact Hunter said was not known until the warrant was executed.

A release from Medway notes that agents were at the scene cleaning the area for more than six hours.

Orrville Police and Fire departments were also on scene to assist with the cleanup.

Charges will be sought and the investigation is still ongoing.

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

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