POMEROY — The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office responded late Monday to its 14th methamphetamine lab of 2012.
Sheriff Robert Beegle reports that a “shake and bake” meth lab was located in a wooded area off Derry Lane in Salem Township.
The information on the location of the lab came from a squirrel hunter according to Beegle.
A Gallia County Sheriff Deputy and a Middleport Police Office, both certified in handling the chemicals, and the Rutland Fire Department were on scene to neutralize the chemicals.
An investigation is continuing in the case.
Beegle also reports that several people were arrested on indictment warrants and arraigned in Meigs County Common Pleas Court.
Chris Burris, 29, of Pomeroy, was arraigned on one count of intimidation, a felony of the third degree, and one count cultivation of marijuana, a fourth degree misdemeanor. Burris was remanded to the custody of the sheriff, and is being held on a warrant from Athens County.
Larry West, 41, of Pomeroy, was arraigned on two fourth-degree felony counts of domestic violence and one first-degree misdemeanor count of violating a protection order.
David Nance, 31, of Racine was arraigned on one count illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of methamphetamine, a third degree felony.
Anthony A. Carpenter, 31, of Pomeroy, was a arraigned on one count vandalism, one count breaking and entering, and one count resisting arrest.
Shyla Jarrell, 24, of Pomeroy, was arraigned on one count trafficking in heroin. She is also being held for W.Va. authorities on a charge of failure to appear. A waiver hearing is scheduled to take place on Thursday.
Investigations are also taking place into multiple reports of stolen jewelry from homes.
Geneva Maxson, of Long Bottom, Holly McGrath of Middleport, and Dorothy Rhodes of Portland, all reported jewelry missing from their homes.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office.