Search warrant, meth find leads police to arrest 8 in Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- Eight people face charges after police searched three homes Wednesday morning in Middletown, where they found a methamphetamine lab, and materials used to make illegal drugs.

Just after 6 a.m., officers of the Middletown police officers searched three homes on Rufus Street on drug related search warrants, according to Sgt. David Birk.

He said officers found the remains of a meth lab in the backyard of one home, then they proceeded next door. Four people there were taken to the police department to be questioned. Two men were arrested, and two women were released.

Kyle Peck was charged with a drug instrument misdemeanor.

Cody Tester was charged with felony heroin possession and felony meth possession.

At a neighboring home, officers took a larger group of people in for questioning, Birk said. A search of that house revealed an active meth lab, an HCL gas generator, ammonium nitrate, Pseudoephedrine, syringes, scales, caps of heroin and an unknown amount of meth.

Mark Martin was arrested on an outstanding bench warrant.

Shannon Graham and Chelsie Peck were each charged with a drug instrument misdemeanor.

David Peck faces charges of making meth, tampering with evidence and a felony heroin drug abuse.

Melissa Earls was arrested on a felony drug abuse charge.

Anthony Saylor was charged with a felony offense of illegal assembly of chemicals.


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