Arrests Made after Explosives Found in Meigs County, Ohio

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A marijuana eradication led to an explosives arrest in Meigs County, Ohio.

Sheriff Keith Wood says on Wednesday, deputies, along with the State of Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and Middleport Police, were conducting a marijuana eradication when they found marijuana plants at a home on Pilgram Ridge Road in Langsville, Ohio.

After finding the marijuana, investigators got a search warrant. Inside the home, deputies found several containers labeled with chemicals consistent with ingredients for explosives.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad was called to the scene, and investigators were able to identify several compounds and chemicals, along with other materials consistent with those used for explosive devices. Bomb techs removed and neutralized large amounts of chemicals and materials from the home.

Agents with the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, FBI, Ohio BCI, Rutland Squad, along with the Salem and Rutland Fire Departments, responded to the scene.

Carolyn Lambert, 65, and James Lambert 60, were charged with the possession and Illegal manufacturing of explosive materials.

During a two-day period, officers eradicated nearly 1,000 marijuana plants.

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