Meth operation lands Minerva man in jail

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Law enforcement and fire officials work to stabilize an active meth lab at a Minerva residence during the early morning hours of Sept. 15.

A Minerva area man remains in the Carroll County Jail after law enforcement officials discovered him manufacturing methamphetamines last week. Sheriff Dale Williams said Dylan L. Vance, 38, of 9171 Arrow Rd., Minerva was arrested in the early morning hours of Sept. 15 when they followed up on information they received concerning an active meth lab at the Arrow Rd. residence.

When they arrived, detectives and officers discovered evidence indicating there was an active meth lab in progress as well as two older non-active labs along with numerous chemicals used in the manufacturing process.

Agents from the Multi County LEAD Drug Task Force and the Minerva Fire Department assisted at the scene. Vance was arrested and charged with the three counts of illegal manufacture of methamphetamine (second degree felonies, F2), and one count of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs (F3).

Bond was set at $25,000 cash or surety during a hearing in Carroll County Municipal Court and a pre-trial scheduled Sept. 23 at 2:45 p.m.