Two arrested for one-pot meth lab in Creston

Two people were arrested and charged after a meth lab was discovered at a home on Cleveland Road.

Lisa Young, 37, and Gary Buckingham, 38, both of 12846 Cleveland Road, were being held on bonds of 10 percent of $25,000 cash or surety as of Wednesday. Felony level charges of illegal manufacturing of drugs were filed against them in Wayne County Municipal Court.

Don Hall, director of the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency, said agents were tipped off about potential meth activity at the Cleveland Road residence. Upon learning the information, Medway agents traveled to Young and Buckingham's mobile home at roughly 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Agents reported smelling a chemical odor as they approached the residence, according to court documents.

Young answered the door and initially denied anyone was cooking meth in the trailer. Eventually she and Buckingham allegedly admitted to cooking at the home. Buckingham reportedly told Medway agents his specific formula for meth, but also told agents he was cooking for a friend.

Medway agents discovered an active one-pot meth lab in the back bedroom of the residence, along with some finished product.

A box located inside a drawer with hypodermic needles was reportedly found by investigators.

A vehicle also was seen leaving the area as agents showed up. Follow-up investigation led to agents learning a 6-year-old boy who was at the residence when the meth cook allegedly started was dropped off from school and later called his aunt for a ride to her home.

The court affidavit also states Young and Buckingham each purchased pseudoephedrine -- the key ingredient in making meth -- on Feb. 13.

They both have preliminary hearings scheduled for March 1 in front of Judge Carol White Millhoan.

Hall said Medway is familiar with both Young and Buckingham.

Additional charges are under consideration.

Reporter Steve Huszai can be reached at 330-287-1645 or He is @GeneralSmithie on Twitter.


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