RACINE — Charges are pending against one individual, while law enforcement continues to look for a second person after the discovery of a methamphetamine lab in Racine on Thursday night.
Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood advised that Sheriff Deputies along with an official with the Department of Job and Family Services responded at 10:58 p.m., Thursday, to a TIP/child safety check at 303 Fifth Street in Racine. Concerns from the information received involved young children allegedly being exposed to illegal drugs and needles lying about the residence.
Contacted at this residence was Stacy Holter, 37. Holter permitted the officials to check the residence for the safety concerns of the minors. During the examination, officers discovered drug paraphernalia within the home that led to probable cause to obtain a search warrant.
After executing the search warrant, deputies located paraphernalia used for the sale and use of narcotics, chemicals used for the manufacturing of methamphetamine and three reactionary vessels used for the manufacturing of methamphetamine at the property.
Charges are pending against Holter for manufacturing of methamphetamine, possession of chemicals used to in the manufacturing of methamphetamine, drug trafficking and endangering children.
Deputies are also looking for a second suspect connected with the search warrant. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Timothy Wickersham, please contact the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office at (740) 992-3371.
The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on the scene by the Racine Police Department, Middleport Police Department, Gallia County Sheriff’s Office and the Racine Volunteer Fire Department.
Sheriff Wood expressed his concern with the ongoing issue of methamphetamine in the community. The Sheriff would like the community to know it is an ongoing effort of his office to combat the drug problems in the county and would like the communities assistance in their efforts.
If anyone has any information on drug activity in the community, please contact the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office at (740) 992-3371.