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South Point meth bust nets two arrests, third suspect on the run

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SOUTH POINT, Oh. -

UPDATE April 10, 2013

Two South Point men are now behind bars after deputies say they were cooking meth. 

Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless tells 13News they received an anonymous tip April 9 at 9 p.m. of drug activity at 60 Township Road 616. 

Deputies got to the home and were able to see signs of meth. Three people were in the home at the time, one of them taking off on foot. 

Deputies, as well as officers with the Lawrence Drug and Major Crimes Task Force, found an active meth lab in the upstairs part of the home. Officers say there was a "fog of gas" being released. 

Investigators also found ingredients and equipment used to cook meth in the home. 

Eric Roach, 35, is charged with complicity to the illegal manufacture of drugs and Mark Wiley II, 30, is charged with illegal manufacture of drugs and possession of drugs. 

The two were taken to the Lawrence County Jail. 

Deputies are looking for the third suspect that took off once they got to the home. There is a warrant for resisting arrest and illegal manufacture of drugs. 

Roach and Wiley will be arraigned Friday, April 12. 




ORIGINAL STORY April 9, 2013

Lawrence County Sheriff's Deputies have arrested two men, after they were called to investigate a possible meth lab in South Point on Tuesday night.

The call came in shortly after 11 p.m.

Acting on a tip, crews uncovered a working meth lab in the upstairs at a home on Township Road 616.

Hazmat crews were on the scene for hours, in an attempt to clean up the property.

Deputies arrested Eric Roach and Mark Wiley. The men are charged with manufacturing meth, a felony.

Stay with 13 News and WOWKTV.com for the latest on this developing story.