POMEROY — A father and his daughter have been arrested following the discovery of a methamphetamine lab on Wednesday afternoon.
David B. Dillard, 51, and his daughter, Emily A. Dillard, 29, were arrested at his residence on Ohio 143 near Pomeroy. The home is located across the road from the Calvary Pilgrim Chapel Church.
Both David Dillard and Emily Dillard are charged with a first degree felony of Manufacturing methamphetamine. The charge is a first degree felony because a minor was present at the time the offense occurred.
Emily Dillard’s four year old son was present in the home at the time of the arrest.
Deputies with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office responded to the home along with Meigs County Children Services according to Sgt. Dan Leonard of the Sheriff’s Office. Leonard said Children Services had received an anonymous call prompting the visit to the home.
An active one pot, shake and bake meth lab was found inside the home, along with three fire arms. One firearm, a 22 pistol, was loaded according to Leonard.
Emily Dillard was also arrested on a probation violation in a previous trafficking case according to Leonard.
Responding to the scene were Sgt. Dan Leonard, Detective Rick Smith of the Middleport Police Department, Sgt. Chris Gill of the Gallia County Sheriff’s Department, Randy Arnold from Common Pleas Probation Department, Children Services, and the Pomeroy Fire Department.
Both David Dillard and Emily Dillard were expected in County Court Thursday afternoon on the charges.
David Dillard is currently housed in the Meigs County Jail, while Emily Dillard is in the Middleport Jail.