Blanchester police: Suspected meth lab found


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BLANCHESTER —Police are investigating what they say was an active methamphetamine lab in a residence on South Broadway Street.

At around 6 p.m. Wednesday the police department received a citizen tip of an active methamphetamine lab in a house at 613 S. Broadway St., according to Blanchester Police Chief Scott Reinbolt. He said the home is occupied by Tammy Carr, 54, and her son Jeremy Carr, 25.

Officers went to the residence and searched the home with the consent of Tammy Carr; Jeremy Carr was not home, Reinbolt said.

“In the attic they discovered the components of an active methamphetamine manufactory,” Reinbolt said. “Additional Blanchester police officers were called into work from home and neighbors were contacted in order to apprise them of the risk of an explosion.

He said the Blanchester-Marion Township Fire Department responded in order to be at the scene should the volatile chemicals combust.

“We contacted the Ohio Attorney General’s Office of Criminal Investigation and requested an agent respond to neutralize the components and assist with evidence collection,” Reinbolt said.

A BCI agent responded to the scene. Evidence collected and taken to the Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory for examination.

Reinbolt said no charges have been filed nor have any arrests been made. The investigation is ongoing.

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