Two meth labs discovered in Perry County

The Perry County Sheriff's Office and Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force have announced two recent drug raids in Perry County related to methamphetamine.

The most recent incident was Friday at 3620 Irish Ridge Road in Corning. The sheriff's office said deputies were attempting to find Ginger L. Keith-Tittle, 35, who was wanted on outstanding warrants for illegal manufacturing of drugs, illegal possession of drugs and illegal assembly or production of chemicals to produce drugs with juvenile specifications.

When deputies arrived at the home, Keith-Tittle reportedly fled out the backdoor and was quickly apprehended by deputies. Meth lab equipment was reportedly found inside the home and the production of drugs was underway, authorities said.

The names of two other people in the home at the time are not being released by the sheriff's office pending further investigation.

Deputies had reportedly discovered meth making materials at the house previously in March and July 2014.

Keith is incarcerated in the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville on outstanding warrants from the 2014 incidents. She faces possible additional charges from the recent incident at her home, the sheriff's office said.

The other raid occurred March 3 inside a bedroom at 10 N. Buckeye St. in Crooksville. The sheriff's office reported that a deputy was on routine patrol when he detected a strong chemical odor he recognized as being consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine.

The sheriff's office said two people were arrested in connection with the incident but later released from custody pending additional investigation and filing of formal charges.

It was the second meth-related investigation at the address, the sheriff's office reported. A woman was arrested for aggravated trafficking of methamphetamine at the residence in August.

from Zanesville Times Recorder

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