Drug, tampering with evidence charges put two men behind Clermont County bars

MONROE TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Two Clermont County men were taken to jail Wednesday, accused of making illegal drugs and tampering with evidence.

The arrests of 48-year-old Harry Donnell and 19-year-old Sebastian Kidd happened shortly after Clermont County authorities were called to the Monroe Township Fire Station, where Donnell had brought an unconscious woman.

Patrol units believed the 59-year-old woman had overdosed on a narcotic, and called investigators, according to Clermont County Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg.

A Monroe Twp. life squad took the woman to Clermont Mercy Hospital from the fire station. She remained in critical condition Wednesday night, Rodenberg said.

Donnell stayed at the fire station, and told investigators that he and the woman had been using illegal drugs at their home, located in the 1900 block of Clermontville Laurel Road in New Richmond. Investigators later secured the residence, but found no one else there, Rodenberg said.

A search warrant led investigators through the home, where they found materials used to make methamphetamines, along with 1,000 grams of narcotics agents which contained methamphetamines - a street value of about $160,000.

Despite finding a vacant home, investigators determined that two men had run from the house.

They found Kidd, who took investigators to a nearby ditch line, where he had dumped a bag containing materials used to make methamphetamines.

Donnell and Kidd will remain in jail Wednesday night, and are scheduled to appear in the Clermont County Municipal Court Thursday morning at 10 a.m. for bond hearings.

Rodenberg said the investigation will go to the Prosecutor's Office for review, and will later be presented to the Clermont County Grand Jury, which could bring additional charges to the case.

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