Orrville man given prison for drug charges

One of three men found making meth while the Wayne County Sheriff's Office went to serve a warrant in Orrville was sent to prison.

Clark Nichols, 30, 425 Garfield Ave., Orrville, was sentenced to three years in prison in Wayne County Common Pleas Court by Judge Mark K. Wiest on charges of cultivation of marijuana and possession of drugs.

Nichols was arrested June 28 -- with Christopher L. Brown, 26, Wooster, and Lawrence Procario, 37, of Orrville -- at the Garfield Avenue residence.

Capt. Doug 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.

Nichols and the other three adults were reportedly found on a back patio talking outside, one of the men reportedly in the process of weighing a substance later field-tested to be methamphetamine on a digital scale.

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.

Brown was given two years on probation earlier this month after admitting to charges of illegal possession or assembly of chemicals used for the manufacture of drugs and breaking and entering.

Procario's trial has been continued until Dec. 20 for his role.

Published bt the-daily-record.com

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