An Orrville man was given three years in prison Tuesday after he admitted to making methamphetamine in the summer.
Lawrence B. Procario, 38, last known address of 1408 Spring Hill Drive, was sentenced to prison by Judge Mark K. Wiest in Wayne County Common Pleas Court after he pleaded guilty to illegal manufacture of drugs, a second-degree felony. He was given credit for 189 days already served on this case.
Procario was one of three people arrested June 28 and subsequently charged when the Wayne County Sheriff's Office went to a home at 425 Garfield Avenue in Orrville to serve a warrant.
Instead, law enforcement located Procario, along with Clark Nichols, 30, and Christopher Brown, 26, at the home on the back patio after they completed a meth cook minutes earlier, according to Capt. Doug Hunter at the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.
One of the three men was weighing the meth on a digital scale when deputies showed up to the home.
Nichols was sentenced to three years in prison; Brown was given two years on probation after admitting to charges of illegal possession or assembly of chemicals used for the manufacture of drugs and breaking and entering.
Hunter said previously that deputies went to the home to serve a warrant on an Orrville woman, who was located at the scene, but was not implicated in the meth operation.
Several other chemicals used to make meth were found in the area and it appeared that they just completed making a batch of the drug within minutes of deputies' arrival. Agents from the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency were called to the scene to assist with clean-up.
A 6-year-old child was also in the home. But as a part of Procario's plea, the juvenile specification was dropped against him.