Wooster bomb squad discovers meth lab

The bomb squad was called to an East Henry Street home Thursday evening where an active meth lab was discovered; a suspect was still at-large on Friday.

A release from Matt Fisher, chief at the Wooster Police Department, said law enforcement was called to a home at 735 E. Henry St. at about 6:30 p.m. after the Wayne County Municipal Court Adult Probation Department located a suspected meth lab at the home.

According to a statement from Angela Schaad, with the probation department, three probation officers, including herself, went to the residence searching for W. Bryan Davis, 49, Wooster, upon receiving a complaint against his probation that he was making meth at his home.

Davis was placed on six months probation by Judge Timothy VanSickle in April for a driving under suspension conviction.

His whereabouts were unknown as of Friday, and his bond has been revoked. The judge issued an arrest warrant for Davis.

The complaint from Davis's case file indicates he is a white man. He is 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs 225 pounds, and has brown eyes and red hair.

Agents with the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency dismantled the active cook, confirmed the agency's executive director Donald Hall.

Once there, law enforcement found what was described as "unusual-looking devices that resembled explosives" inside the home and contacted the Summit County Bomb Squad.

"(They) noticed some things that didn't look right," Fisher said.

He described the devices as cylindrical devices with metal fittings around one end and covered at the other with balloons. The Bomb Squad examined the devices and did not locate anything inside them.

Officers evacuated the home and surrounding residences while awaiting the squad.

All of the suspicious devices were dismantled and removed, and the release said there is no longer any threat to the public.

Hall added there was meth product taken from the scene, but the amount was not known.

The suspect was not home at the time and police were searching for him.

The residence located a block away from the former Lincoln Way Elementary School is a known drug house and is on Medway's radar, Hall confirmed.

The Wayne County Auditor's website indicates the ranch home was built in 1949 and is owned by Jane Hudson, who is listed at the same address. It is valued at $41,760.

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