POMEROY — Two were arrested on Friday following the discovery of a “shake and bake” methamphetamine lab at a residence on Ohio 681 near Albany.
Meigs County Sheriff Robert Beegle stated that Ricky D. Adkins, 33, and Tara R. Adkins, 29, were arrested at the scene by the Major Crimes Task Force.
Both were transported to the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office and upon arrival attempted to escape from custody. The duo fled across Second Street, down Court Street and across Main Street and the Pomeroy Parking Lot.
Sgt. Dan Leonard apprehended Tara Adkins along the river bank after she had fallen according to Beegle, while Wildlife Officer Chris Gilkey located Ricky Adkins in the water on the upper end of the parking lot.
Middleport and Pomeroy Police Departments also responded.
Both Ricky Adkins and Tara Adkins will face charges related to the meth lab and the escape according to the Sheriff.
Both were out on bond in other matters from Meigs County Common Pleas Court.
Ricky Adkins was charged with one count of illegal manufacture of drugs and one count of possession in late April according to court documents.
Tara Adkins was also charged with one count of illegal manufacture of drugs and one count of possession in late April according to court documents.
The previous charges stem from a meth lab discovery by the Major Crimes Task Force in February of this year.
Sgt. Chris Gill of the Gallia County Sheriff’s Department, Officer Ricky Smith of the Middleport Police Department and Sgt. Bill Gilkey neutralized the meth lab according to Beegle.
Tara Adkins is being held in the Middleport Jail and Ricky Adkins is housed in the Meigs County Jail.