Two men charged in connection to Cuyahoga Falls meth lab bust

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio - Two men have been charged in connection to a meth lab bust in Cuyahoga Falls on Thursday.

A call about a fire brought firefighters and police out to Magnolia Ave just off Tallmadge Road. There, they found Todd James, 54, and Leo Stalter II, 27, trying to put a fire out in the garage.

The fire department immediately recognized the blaze began as a result of a meth lab explosion.

The fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported. An 86-year-old homeowner was inside sleeping, but was not injured.

Proper cleanup of the home was then done and both men were booked into the Summit County Jail.

James and Stalter II are facing aggravated arson, illegal manufacturing of drugs and other charges in connection to the incident.

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