Bond set for 2 in meth case
Published 12:50 am Sunday, April 6, 2014
CHESAPEAKE — Two Willow Wood residents credited with the largest meth operation in the history of Lawrence County appeared for a bond hearing Friday in Lawrence County Municipal Court.
Jason E. Reed, 34, of 3996 County Road 64, was given a $75,000 bond, while Sherry G. White, 34, of the same address, was given a $50,000 bond. Both are charged with second-degree illegal manufacture of drugs.
Attorneys Philip Heald and Warren Morford were appointed to the cases, respectively.
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Reed and White were arrested Thursday following a tip that led the Adult Probation Agency to their home on suspicions that meth was being manufactured in the residence.
According to a press release from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, five active shake-and-bake meth labs were found, as well as 40 inactive ones that had either already been used or were for future use.
“This is the largest single meth lab operation that I have ever seen in Lawrence County,” Lawless said in the release. “Cooking this product is a dangerous and volatile situation that puts everyone’s life in danger. I am thankful that our tipster notified authorities about the situation.”
Deputies with the sheriff’s office and drug task force that are trained in meth cleanup searched and cleaned up the residence. The Windsor Township, Aid Township, Upper Township and Coal Grove volunteer fire departments all assisted in the neutralization and cleanup of the meth labs. The Lawrence County EMS was also on the scene to assist.