2 arrested for making meth

Published 1:10 pm Thursday, September 4, 2014

CHESAPEAKE — Two Chesapeake residents are in the Lawrence County Jail following their arrest by the Lawrence County Major Crimes and Drug Task Force and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.

On Wednesday night members of the task force and the sheriff’s office went to the residence at 1087 Township Road 309, Chesapeake, to arrest Kevin T. Slone, 30, and Tonya Burggraf, 45, both of that address.

Those warrants had resulted from a secret indictment that had come from a series of controlled buys by law enforcement.

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“Upon our arrival and in making the arrests, officers witnessed an active meth lab within the home,” Lawrence County Sheriff’s Detective Aaron Bollinger said.

Assistance from Windsor and Coal Grove fire departments was called to the residence to dismantle the lab and secure the area.

“The individuals were arrested on multiple counts of trafficking in drugs,” Bollinger said.

New counts will be added, the detective said.

Those new counts will revolve around the illegal manufacturing of drugs, County Prosecuting Attorney Brigham Anderson said.

“Not only are they selling and trafficking, but manufacturing the meth, which is highly volatile and a danger to the community,” Anderson said. “We are delighted they are apprehended and officers were able to dismantle an active meth lab.”

The two will be arraigned in Lawrence County Municipal Court on Friday.