Wooster men arrested for Nold Avenue meth labs
WOOSTER -- Two Wooster men were arrested after three one-pot meth labs were discovered in their apartment Sunday.
Christopher Icenhower, 24, and Robert A Lantzer, 30, both of 629 1/2 Nold Avenue, were arraigned on a charge each of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals used in the manufacture of drugs.
They are being held in Wayne County Jail on $50,000 cash or surety bonds.
Wooster Police detective Anthony Lemmon said officers were called to the duo's Nold Avenue residence on a domestic call and found men yelling at each other inside the residence.
Lemmon said two men were seen leaving the home as officers went to knock on the door. Another man answered and said there was "nothing going on" inside and no one else was in the home.
Police could see an interior door close and said they needed to check the residence to ensure no one else was home.
During search of the residence, Icenhower was found; Lantzer was located hiding underneath a bed. And while searching the apartment, police located three meth labs -- two actively cooking, and a third inactive -- in a bedroom. One contained a plastic bucket that contained a clear, steaming fluid, according to the police.
Icenhower was arrested as the meth labs were found in his bedroom closet; Lantzer was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Lemmon said the two men were interviewed at the Wayne County Justice Center and essentially "blamed each other" for the meth labs inside the residence.
A black lockbox was found at the home and contained several glass smoking devices and a white powdered substance determined to be meth, according to Lemmon.
Medway Drug Enforcement Agency and the Wooster Police Department's meth lab technician disabled and neutralized the materials.
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