Traffic stop leads to meth lab bust in Madison Township

A routine traffic stop in Madison Township led to the discovery of a methamphetamine lab over the weekend.  On Friday evening Madison Police attempted to pull over a vehicle with expired plates, said Sgt. Ralf Caswell.

The driver eventually crashed and he was found with meth, along with other drugs and drug-related instruments, Caswell said.  The male was arrested and will face several charges at his arraignment on Tuesday in Painesville Municipal Court, Caswell said.

The investigation of the traffic stop led to the discovery of a large meth lab at the arrested man’s home at 7281 Lake Road, the sergeant said.

After obtaining a search warrant, Madison Police and the Lake County Narcotics Agency processed the home Saturday morning and documented 45 different “methamphetamine processes,” Caswell said.  Another person at the residence was arrested and taken to the Lake County Jail.  The other suspect also is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday in Painesville.  Police would not identify the suspects until they are arraigned.

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