One charged in Perry County meth lab raid

A Roseville man has been charged in connection with a methamphetamine lab investigation Tuesday in Perry County.

Gary C. Gardner Jr., 28, was charged with manufacturing of methamphetamine with a juvenile specification, a first-degree felony, and is set to appear for a bond hearing Friday. Although only one charge was filed, Gardner could face additional charges once the case is presented to a Perry County grand jury, according to a news release from the Perry County Sheriff's Office.

Gardner was arrested in the meth lab raid that took place Tuesday at 10185 Township Road 57 in Roseville.

Children ages 2 and 11 were at the residence at the time of the search, law enforcement officials said, and they were removed from the home by Perry County Children Services, which was called to investigate their welfare.

Perry County deputies and agents from the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force executed a search warrant Tuesday, and officials reported an active meth lab, along with other drug manufacturing equipment, was found on the property.

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