Updated Wed, Sep 4, 2013 1:47 pm
A man with felony cases already pending in Pickaway County Common Pleas Court was arrested again Tuesday on meth-related charges.
Brian C. Fout, 31, is being held in the Pickaway County Jail on charges of manufacture or cultivation of illegal drugs; illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs; trafficking in drugs; and a probation violation after the Circleville SWAT team served a search warrant on his residence at 1005 S. Washington St. in the city.
Though Fout was not home at the time, he was located by Pickaway County Sheriff’s deputies in a traffic stop on his way back into town, along with Kellie M. Wampler, 35, of Circleville.
Wampler also is charged with manufacture or cultivation of illegal drugs and possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs.
According to Chief Wayne Gray, Circleville Police Department, the search warrant and ultimate arrests are the result of months of undercover work that included recent information about an active meth lab in the home and recent drug purchases by undercover agents.
When officers from the Circleville SWAT team and the U.S. Route 23 Major Crimes Task Force entered the home and found it unoccupied, they put out an “attempt to locate” on the two suspects, Gray said.
Deputies spotted the suspect vehicle heading north on U.S. Route 23 from Tarlton Road and performed a traffic stop on South Court Street near Crites Road.
Gray said chemicals inside the home were active and had to be neutralized by members of the Circleville Fire Department.
Fout was arrested in July when a traffic stop led to the discovery of meth, chemicals to manufacture meth and a large quantity of cash in his vehicle.
He was arrested earlier that month on charges of breaking and entering and theft, and in June he was charged with having physical control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
Earlier charges include attempted forgery, passing bad checks, drug abuse and drug paraphernalia, according to the Circleville Municipal Court website.