The Fulton County Grand Jury has indicted Justin J. Roth, 30, Archbold, on one count of illegal manufacture of drugs, in connection with a methamphetamine lab found in the village of Archbold.
In a press release, Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said, “On or about July 4 to July 5, he (Roth) allegedly manufactured or engaged in a part of the production of methamphetamine.”
Roth was one of 12 persons indicted by the grand jury on Monday, Aug. 19.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Roth.
As of early Tuesday afternoon, he was not in custody at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio.
The remnants of a makeshift laboratory capable of producing the stimulant methamphetamine was discovered in the basement of a home at 408 South Lincoln Street early on the morning of Friday, July 5.
A person, whom Archbold police have declined to identify, arrived at the South Lincoln Street home about 3 am that morning, and noticed a chemical smell in the house. Police were contacted that afternoon.
The unidentified person took the officer to the basement, where the remains of the lab were found.
A second meth lab was discovered at a vacant mobile home at Lot 33 in the Colony Meadows Trailer Court on the night of Tuesday, July 16.
A connection between the two cases has not been established.
Martin Schmidt, Archbold police chief, did confirm that tests proved in both cases that the sites were used for the manufacture of the drug.
Schmidt said Archbold police officers are continuing their investigation.
In an unrelated case, Candis J. Sherman, 57, rural Delta, was indicted on charges of attempted aggravated murder and attempted murder in connection with the Sunday morning, July 21 shooting of her son Logan, 15.
The boy is expected to recover from his wounds.
Sherman was arrested that morning, and has been held without bond at CCNO.
In his press release, Haselman said, “On or about July 21, she (Candis Sherman) allegedly, with prior calculation and design, attempted to cause the death of another.”