Updated Fri, Jun 6, 2014 10:00 am
More than one percent of the population of the town of Lowell, Ohio is behind bars following drug arrests by the Major Crime's task force Wednesday.
Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks said four search warrants were issued Wednesday night on what appears to be in-home meth manufacturing operations.
Arrested in the operation were:
Aaron S. Glasser, 30 of Water Street charged with illegal assembly of drug making chemicals
Naralie L. Slider, 27, also of Water Street, charged with child endangering
Malissa A. Richards, 50, of Sixth Street, charged with illegal assembly of drug making chemicals
Brett Shank, 45, also of Sixth Street, charged with illegal assembly of drug making chemicals
Daniel W. Blair Jr., 57, of Fleming Road, charged with possessing a weapon under disability and having unprescribed medication
David L. Slagle Jr., age 32, of Rainbow Road, charged with tampering with drugs and possession of drugs.
Matthew A. McLeish, 32, of Fifth Street, charged with tampering with drugs and a fifth degree felony charge of possession of cocaine.
During the investigation Mincks said Glasser admitted manufacturing methamphetamine on multiple occasions at his residence while his three-year-old son was present. The one pot method requires various noxious chemicals and creates gases that can burn the upper respiratory tract, eyes and skin.
All of the arrestees remain incarcerated in lieu of bond:
Blair, $20,000; Glasser, $150,000; McLeish, $17,500; Richards, $35,000; Shank, $35,000; Slagle, $17,500; Slider, $35,000.