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Meth lab discovered in Wellston

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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2012 9:34 am

WELLSTON- The Jackson County Major Crimes Task Force working with the Wellston Police Department were able to shut down another Methamphetamine (Meth) lab Wednesday evening and take three subjects into custody.

Task Force officials obtained information for a search warrant at 18748 State Route 124 in Wellston, the home of 37-year-old Matthew W. Greer.

In addition to the Wellston Police and Fire Departments, Jackson Police, Oak Hill Police, the County's HAZMAT team, Jackson County Sheriff's deputies, Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation agents, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Jackson County EMS were on scene.

Greer and two other females, 32-tear-old Amy Greer, of the same address, and 36-year-old Kathy Greer, of 18752 State Route 124, have been charged with violating Ohio Revised Code section 2919.22, which is child endangering, a third degree felony.

Law enforcement officials have reported that they discovered one pot actively cooking methamphetamine on the premises. The chemicals had been added to a jar and the chemicals were in the process of cooking.

The three arrested may face further charges regarding the operating Meth lab.

The HAZMAT team suited up to properly dispose of the highly explosive chemicals required when creating Meth.

Each of the defendants appeared in Jackson County Municipal Court on March 29. Matthew and Amy Greer appeared before Jackson County Municipal Court Judge Mark Musick at 9 a.m. Kathy was to appear before the judge for a review hearing at 4 p.m. later that same day. Bond was set at $250,000, 10 percent cash or full surety, for all the defendants and the next hearing date is scheduled for April 3, at 9:15 a.m.

ftackett@timesjournal.com

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