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|Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:49 am Post subject: Five Arrested in Meth Lab "Bust" in Fairfield, 04-
|For Immediate Release… April 10, 2010
Meth Lab “Busted” in the city of Fairfield
Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones reports the arrest of five individuals after a Meth Lab was “busted” overnight in the city of Fairfield. Having developed information over the last month, agents of the Butler County Sheriff’s Undercover Regional Narcotics Taskforce (BURN), executed a search warrant around 10 p.m. yesterday at 8251 Seward Road. They discovered a meth lab inside a detached garage, upon further investigation it was determined they were actively manufacturing Methamphetamine.
Adam Juma Akel, age 37 and Amy Eckstein, age 29, , both residing at the property, were arrested for felony drug charges of Manufacturing of Meth F-1, Assembly of Chemicals, F-2 and Child Endangering F-3. Also arrested at the scene was Dewey Curtis Colebank, age 38 Possession of Meth F-5 and Child Endangering F-3. Arnold Ray Lynn Jr. age 22 Manufacturing of Meth F-1, Assembly of Chemicals F-2 and Child Endangering F-3. Natasha Prickett was arrested on a warrant. They were all being held in the Butler County Jail.
Fairfield City life squad was on stand-by status for several hours as the lab area and volatile ingredients were cleaned up. The Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services/ Bomb Unit also responded to the scene. The Drug Enforcement Agency was contacted and responded to gather contaminated products. The area was “cleared” in the early morning hours. In addition to the arrests, several ounces of finished Methamphetamine, a 9mm handgun, a stolen Harley Davidson motorcycle and counterfeit money were seized from the residence. The arrests and clean-up efforts were accomplished without incident.
Three children under the age of five the youngest being 13 days old were in the house at the time of the search warrant, information obtained by investigators at the scene revealed that the children were present while Methamphetamine was being smoked. Butler County Children’s Services responded to the scene and the children were removed for their safety.
For further information, please contact Sgt. Todd Langmeyer at (513) 785-1292
Prepared by: Lt. Mike Craft
Division Commander Criminal Investigations/ (BURN)