Two arrested in weekend meth lab

Sarah Hawley

August 19, 2013

MEIGS COUNTY — It has been a very busy past few days for officers with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Keith Wood reports that deputies responded to two separate methamphetamine labs in addition to arresting an individual in possession of a stolen vehicle.

On Friday, deputies with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, officers with the Middleport Police Department, the Scipio Township Fire Department and Meigs County Children’s Services responded to a six-pot methamphetamine lab on Goose Creek in Albany.

Charges are pending in the case and could be presented to the grand jury this week.

In the early morning hours on Sunday, officers located an active one-pot meth lab on Pomeroy Pike. at a separate location on the property a bag was found containing the chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Arrested in the second lab were Richard A. Hill Jr., 42, of Middleport, and Brandi M. Adkins, 31, of Langsville. Both individuals are charged with illegal manufacture of methamphetamine (felony of the first degree), illegal possession or assembly of chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine (felony of the second degree) and child endangerment (felony of the third degree).

Children services, the Middleport Police Department and the Chester Fire Department also assisted on the lab on Pomeroy Pike.

On Monday afternoon, deputies arrested Matthew S. Yonker, 29, of Pomeroy, on Court Street in Pomeroy. Yonker was reportedly in possession of a vehicle stolen from Racine on Aug. 9. He was out of bond and on probation from Meigs County Common Pleas Court.

Yonker and Adkins are housed in the Middleport Jail. Hill is in the Washington County Jail.