Sheriff: Mini meth lab found on Racine road


By Lindsay Kriz - [email protected]



RACINE — A concerned call to the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday afternoon revealed a one-pot methamphetamine lab in a bag on the side of the road.

According to Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, his office received a call from a resident living at the corner of Valley Bell and Lovett roads in Racine about a bag on the side of the road that possibly had drugs inside. Deputy Jimmy Riley was able to analyze the bag safely and discovered the mini meth lab.

The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office received assistance from Athens County Sheriff’s Office technicans in properly neutralizing and disposing of the meth, as the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office technicians were unavailable at the time, Wood said. Racine Fire Department was also on hand.

No evidence was left inside the bag to indicate who had left it there, so there are no charges at this time. Wood urged residents to be careful with anything suspcious in the community they might see.

“If you see something along the road like that, do not bother it,” he said. “If it looks suspicious, contact us.”

The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office can be reached at 740-992-3371.

By Lindsay Kriz

[email protected]

Reach Lindsay Kriz at 740-992-2155 EXT. 2555.

Reach Lindsay Kriz at 740-992-2155 EXT. 2555.

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