Police and residents of a retirement community were stunned that a 64-year-old Northern California man arrested during a traffic stop was accused of cooking methamphetamine inside his apartment at the facility for seniors.
STOW, Ohio - Two men were taken to the burn unit of Akron Children's Hospital after a methamphetamine lab exploded Wednesday night.
Stow police and firefighters were called to a duplex on Mac Drive just before 8 p.m. for an explosion.
Police said a 29-year-old Stow men and a 28-year-old Middlefield man were in that side of the duplex at the time of the blast. Both men suffered burns to their hands and feet.
The Summit County Drug Unit responded to explosion and removed materials for evaluation.
The residents from the other side of the building were not home at the time. Police said the duplex has been quarantined.
No charges have been filed.
A Doylestown man was sentenced to 5 years in prison after pleading guilty to a case involving a meth lab explosion.
A routine traffic stop led to a meth lab bust and man's arrest in Geauga County Wednesday.
Police are investigating after a "shake and bake" meth lab was found near a shopping plaza in Tallmadge.
"It's an epidemic like I've never seen," said Charles Middleton, the chief deputy of Highland County Sheriff's Department in southwest Ohio.
The state attorney general says new hazardous material containers at five sites around Ohio will help authorities more quickly clean up methamphetamine labs they bust.
Investigators spent Friday night collecting evidence from a methamphetamine lab in Geauga County.