UPDATE: Two Men Arrested in South Point Meth Bust

By: Tim Irr - Email
By: Tim Irr - Email
Deputies arrested the homeowner, 30-year-old Mark Wiley II and Eric Roach, 35, of South Point.

(WSAZ Photo/Tim Irr)

UPDATE 4/10/13 @ 9:55 a.m.
SOUTH POINT, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Two people were arrested after a meth lab was discovered at a home in South Point Tuesday night.

Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless says a deputy went to the home on Township Road 616 about 9 p.m. after they received a tip about illegal drug activity.

Lawless says the deputy arrived at the home where he witnessed signs of meth and called for assistance. Members of the Lawrence Drug and Major Crimes Task Force were in the area and responded to the house along with other deputies.

The Sheriff says investigators found an active meth cook upstairs in the house that was producing a gas fog. They also found devices, ingredients and equipment used to make meth.

Deputies arrested the homeowner, 30-year-old Mark Wiley II and Eric Roach, 35, of South Point.

Wiley is charged with illegal manufacture of meth and possession of drugs. Roach is charged with complicity to the illegal manufacture of meth.

A third person who was at the house took off after being confronted by the deputy. Sheriff Lawless says that person is being charged with resisting arrest and illegal manufacture of meth.

Firefighters from Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department and deputies from the Scioto County Drug Task Force wee called to the scene to deal with cleaning up the meth cook.

ORIGINAL STORY 4/9/13 @ 11 p.m.
SOUTH POINT, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Deputies were on the scene of a meth bust late Tuesday night along Township Road 616.

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office raided the home about 9 p.m. and picked up two men for questioning. Neighbors say one of the men lives in the home with his wife and baby daughter.

Firefighters from Perry Township called in a Hazmat team to help dismantle the meth lab and clean up the scene.

There's no word yet on possible charges the men face..

Sheriff's deputies were assisted by the Lawrence Drug and Major Crimes Task Force.

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