Five arrested after two meth labs found in Akron home with 'very large amount of chemicals'

AKRON, Ohio - Five people were arrested after a meth lab with a "very large amount of chemicals" was busted in Akron.

The ordeal started when Akron police pulled over a car they said had just left a possible drug house on North Main Street at about 4 p.m. Monday.

At the time, additional officers went back to that same house to talk with the homeowner. Police said there was a strong smell of chemicals commonly used with the manufacturing of methamphetamine coming from inside the home.

Akron police then obtained a search warrant and found two labs in the house.

In addition to the drug labs, police said they recovered more than $11,000 in cash, 25 grams of meth and a lot of chemicals.

These five people were arrested and charged with illegal manufacturing of methamphetamines, illegal assembly of chemicals, trafficking in methamphetamines and possession of methamphetamines.

- Shawn Smith, 37, of Akron
- Michael Stewart, 47, of Akron
- Caitlain Sullivan, 28, of Akron
- Michael Small, 46, of Tallmadge
- Aaron Leslie, 36, of Akron

All were booked into the Summit County Jail.

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