Police uncover meth lab after taking class

Posted at 3:46 PM, Jun 02, 2016

ABERDEEN, Ohio – Police arrested a man accused of making methamphetamine after officers took a class on identifying clandestine meth labs.

During a drug awareness conference presented by the Brown County Drug & Major Crims Task Force, Aberdeen Officer Anthony Mountjoy was reminded of something he had seen earlier by photos shown by Agent Dwight Aspacher of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Mountjoy returned to the location on Locust Street in Aberdeen and discovered the remnants of meth production, authorities said. Police called in the county taskforce, and members confirmed it was a former lab. The team identified 30 one-pot meth labs in the home, they said.

Authorities identified a suspect in the case, 41-year-old Brandon Lay, who is currently incarcerated. He was charged with illegal assembly of chemicals and manufacture of methamphetamine.