PAGEVILLE — A multiple-agency effort resulted in one arrest and the issuance of an arrest warrant following the discovery of a meth lab on Wednesday evening.
According to the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, Denise Cotterill, 30, was arrested at the scene. Cotterill has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. During a Thursday morning appearance in Meigs County Court, Cotterill was placed under a $10,000 bond with 10 percent allowed. She was remanded to the custody of the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office.
The active meth lab was located on Pageville Road, Albany, in the Pageville area of Meigs County, according to a press release issued by the Meigs County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Task Force. Captain Steve Kane said this was the seventh meth lab bust in the past two years by the drug task force.
A warrant for the arrest of Travis Older has also been issued in connection with the case, according to the release.
Individuals with information on the whereabouts of Older or meth labs in the county are asked to contact the major crimes task force at (740) 992-6371 or the sheriff’s office at (740) 992-3371.
Drug Enforcement Administration Certified Lab Technicians, assisted by the Scipio Township Fire Department, were able to neutralize the chemicals and remove the equipment. American Electric Power assisted with disconnecting an illegal power connection to the residence and, subsequently, the meth lab.
The major crimes task force was assisted by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Athens Police Department, the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, Adult Parole Authority and Meigs County Children Services.