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Second Possible Meth Lab Found In Archbold

A version of this article was posted to at 4:51 pm, Friday, July 19.

A manufactured home in the Colony Meadows trailer park is the site of the second possible methamphetamine lab found in the village of Archbold.

Martin Schmidt, Archbold police chief, said Friday, July 19, an officer was patrolling in Colony Meadows about 9:24 pm, Tuesday, July 16, when he noticed the home on Lot 33 had a broken window.

Schmidt said the officer believed the home was unoccupied.

The officer exited his cruiser and knocked on the home’s door. He discovered the door had been damaged.

He also noticed items were stacked near an open window.

The officer called the owner of the home. When the owner arrived, he and the officer entered and discovered what was believed to be materials for making methamphetamine.

Police contacted the Multi- Area Narcotics (MAN) Unit, a multi-jurisdictional antidrug task force. Also assisting was a Wauseon police officer who conducts drug investigations.

The MAN unit responded to the scene with a trailer specially equipped for cleaning up the toxic wastes left over from meth labs. Task force personnel were seen working in the vicinity wearing white protective suits.

Police were called to a South Lincoln Street home on Friday, July 5, after a suspected meth lab was found in the basement of a residence.

The first meth case was reported to police Monday afternoon, July 1, when materials for making meth were found in Lions Park.

Schmidt said at this point, he does not believe the two possible lab sites are connected.

No arrests in either case have been made.

Schmidt said Monday investigations into the two incidents continue.

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