Shreve man charged for mobile meth lab

A Shreve man was arrested early Saturday morning after a mobile meth lab reportedly was found in the trunk of the car he was driving.

Christopher J. Shanley, 43, of 330 Water St., Lot 25, has been charged in Wayne County Municipal Court with one count of assembly of chemicals.

He remained in jail Monday on a bond of 10 percent of $10,000.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Monday in front of Judge Carol White Millhoan.

Shanley was driving in Wooster when he was stopped on the 900 block of East Wayne Avenue, near the intersection with Gasche Street, at 2:38 a.m. and a Wooster Police K-9 unit allegedly was alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle, according to court documents.

A search of the trunk yielded numerous items used to make meth, including plastic baggies containing liquid meth, which needed to be "burped" or "gassed," the final step in making the drug.

Court documents state Shanley reportedly admitted to making meth for the past month.

Suspected sodium hydroxide, ammonium nitrate, muriatic acid, aluminum foil, magnesium strips and other items were located and seized from the vehicle.

The Medway Drug Enforcement Agency was called to the scene, along with the Wooster Fire Department.

Don Hall, director of Medway, said this is the first meth lab the agency has had in several months, but Wayne County was still ranked No. 2 in the state of Ohio for meth labs.


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