A man and woman were arrested Tuesday after law enforcement discovered a working meth lab at a Wharton residence.
According to a release from the Wyandot County Sheriff's Office, law enforcement found the meth lab at 108 N. Jefferson St. after law enforcement had been notified of a possible meth lab at that residence and began investigating and conducting surveillance.
A resident, Defiance N. Conley, 31, was arrested Tuesday, and the METRICH Clandestine Drug Unit entered the residence and safely removed the laboratory, according to the release.
Conley is being held at the Wyandot County Jail on a parole violation, a spokesman from the jail said.
Jamie Michael Gay, 32, of Florida, also was arrested as part of the sting. According to the release, he was arrested after law enforcement stopped his vehicle just after 4:30 p.m. at CH 330 and TH 79 in Richland Township. A spokesman from the jail said Gay is being held on possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree felony, and felony warrants out of Florida for possession of methamphetamine.
During his arrest, Gay was found in possession of methamphetamine and materials and chemicals to make methamphetamine were located in Gay's trunk. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation Clandestine Drug Unit was called to the scene to assist in locating the items in the trunk, the release states.
According to the release, agencies that assisted in the investigation and cleanup of the hazardous material included the Wyandot County Sheriff's Office, Hardin County Crime Task Force, METRICH Enforcement Unit, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, State Highway Patrol, Wyandot County Prosecutor's Office and Wharton Fire Department.
A spokeswoman from the sheriff's office said the incident remains under investigation.