Three arrested after active meth lab found in Upper

Three people were arrested Friday evening after area law enforcement officials received word of active methamphetamine lab at the Parkway Estate mobile home park on North Warpole Street.

The Upper Sandusky Police Department received a call around 4:15 p.m. indicating there was an active lab in the mobile home park, according to Sgt. Kerwin Wisely of the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office.

A detective from the Upper Sandusky Police then contacted Wisely and Deputy Ed Gottfried and the three went to the trailer park to observe the residence.

While officers were observing the residence, a male subject exited and the detectives told him the information they had received.

After receiving permission to go inside, law enforcement entered the residence where they found the active meth lab, Wisely said.

All three people present at the residence were taken into custody.

The names of those arrested were not released.

Wisely said it appears a substantial amount of meth, both finished product and uncooked, was being removed.

Officials were still on the scene disposing of the lab and collecting evidence at 10:30 p.m. Friday.

It is the first methamphetamine lab that has been found by law enforcement in Wyandot County since 2014.

Wyandot County Sheriff Mike Hetzel, who also was on-scene, noting the ingredients in cooking methamphetamine can be highly volatile, said there is no longer any danger to residents of the mobile home park.

In addition to the Upper Sandusky Police Department and the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office, the Upper Sandusky Fire Department, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Wyandot County Prosecutor’s Office and METRICH assisted with the investigation.

Originally published in the Daily Chief Union on May 7, 2016.

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