MEIGS COUNTY — A “shake and bake” methamphetamine lab was discovered on Saturday morning by Meigs County Sheriff’s Deputies.
The lab was discovered inside a duffel bag taken during a Saturday morning arrest.
Ryan Miller, 25, of Lovett Road, Portland, was taken into custody on outstanding warrants.
According to Sheriff Robert Beegle, his office received a report of vehicles around the church at Olde Town. When deputies arrived on the scene there were no cars, but an individual, with a duffel bag, was found sleeping at the edge of the lawn.
Deputies learned the individual, Miller, had multiple outstanding warrants.
A warrant from Meigs County Court was from Jan. 2011, when Miller failed to appear for a preliminary hearing on the charge of receiving stolen property.
A warrant from Meigs County Common Pleas Court was also outstanding for failure to appear on a summons on an indictment for breaking and entering in June 2011, as was a Dec. 2011 warrant from Juvenile Court was for failure to appear at a hearing.
Deputies discovered the meth lab while completing an inventory of the duffel bag at the Sheriff’s Office. The bag and contents were immediately taken outside.
Gallia County Deputy Fred Workman and Middleport Officer Rick Smith, both certified to handle meth labs, came to the scene and disposed of the chemicals.
Miller is being held in the Meigs County Jail.