RUTLAND — The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 17th “shake and bake” methamphetamine lab of 2012 on Monday afternoon, arresting two individuals.
According to Sheriff Robert Beegle, officers discovered 39 one-pot vessels, eight of which were reactionary vessels.
Stacy Williamson, 32, and Ralph David Thurman Jay Day, Jr., 35, were arrested at the scene.
They are being charged with illegal manufacturing meth in the presence of a minor, a first degree felony. Both remain in the custody of the Sheriff pending hearings in Meigs County Court.
The lab was located in a residence and a garage on Nelson Road in the Village of Rutland. Sgt. Bill Gilkey reported that some of the vessels were located in the bedroom.
The Rutland Fire Department stood by in case of a fire or explosion.
Middleport Officer Ricky Smith and Athens Deputy Jim Heater, both certified to do meth lab cleanup, processed the residence and the garage neutralizing the chemicals. They also packaged some of the items for submission to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation lab.
Children Services was also called due to a child being involved.