Upper Sandusky man arrested for meth lab

An Upper Sandusky man was arrested and charged with illegal manufacturing of methamphetamine, in what detectives described as the largest meth lab discovered in Wyandot County.

Detectives of the Wyandot County Major Crimes Unit and the METRICH Enforcement Unit obtained a search warrant for 514½ W. Johnson St., Upper Sandusky, on Thursday, the major crimes unit reported.

Detectives discovered a working lab inside the apartment. A business that was in operation in the same building was evacuated, according to the report.

Detectives found items used to manufacture meth, and approximately 10 small labs, or “one pots,” that were in different stages of producing meth, the report said.

Ethan J. Stansbery, 25, of Upper Sandusky, was arrested and charged with manufacturing meth.

A 6-year-old child and a 66-year-old man were also found in the apartment. The child was taken to Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky, and was checked for exposure to toxic fumes, the report said.

A lab unit performed cleanup at the scene. The Upper Sandusky Police Department, the Wyandot County Prosecutor’s Office, Wyandot County Emergency Management Agency and the Upper Sandusky Fire Department assisted in the investigation.

Earlier last week, the Wyandot County Major Crimes Unit arrested Zachary L. Malone, 33, and Allyson N. Yooungquist, 27, for operating a different meth lab north of Marseilles.

Originally published in The Courier of January 7, 2018.

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