Ohio men arrested for suspected meth lab

Two men were arrested and remained in jail Monday on drug charges after they were allegedly found at a suspected meth lab in a barn.

Wayne B. Miller, 44, of 1442 S. Carr Road, Orrville, and Michael Dean Yoder, 28, of 2189 Township Road 414, Dundee, both were charged with illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of meth, a third-degree felony, in Wayne County Municipal Court.

Both were still in jail as of Monday on bonds of 10 percent of $25,000 cash or surety.

Preliminary court appearances for both were set for July 6 and 7.

According to court documents, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office was tipped off of possible drug activity at a barn on South Carr Road in East Union Township.

Law enforcement went to the property Saturday morning at 12:07 a.m.

The property owner, who was at the scene, gave deputies consent to search a barn where he said he gave Miller permission to store equipment.

As law enforcement approached the barn, Miller and Yoder allegedly fled the scene.

Both eventually stopped when the deputies identified themselves. Miller allegedly was found with a white substance that field tested for meth on his person while at the jail; Yoder allegedly tossed a cigarette pack with $100 in cash and a white powder that field tested for heroin.

Inside the barn, syringes, pipes, scales and items suspected in a meth lab operation were reportedly found by law enforcement.

Donald Hall, director for the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency, confirmed drug agents were on-site for the cleanup that took over 12 hours to complete.

By STEVEN F. HUSZAI @the-daily-record.com

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