|Photo of some of the items seized|
On February 6th at approximately 02:46 AM the Darke County Drug Task Force consisting of the Darke County Sheriffs Office and the Greenville Police Department responded to an active methamphetamine drug lab at 204 Hart Street in the City of Greenville, a residential neighborhood. Also responding to assist was the City of Greenville Fire Department and Greenville Township Rescue.
All occupants of the residence were ordered to evacuate by the Darke County Clan Lab Unit. Removed without incident were 2 adult males and 1 adult female. Once inside, officers found evidence that the occupants were in the middle of manufacturing methamphetamine when the task force officers made entry. All occupants were arrested at the scene, transported to the Darke County Jail and booked in under pending charges for Illegal Manufacturing of Methamphetamine.
Those Arrested: Benjamin Jones, age 34, of 204 Hart Ave., Greenville, OH Christopher Silcott, age 37, of 416 1/2 E. Third St., Greenville, OH Dawn Briner, age 43, of 416 1/2 E. Third St., Greenville, OH
This incident became more serious due to the fact that living next door was an infant under the age of 2 years old, causing the charges to be upgraded from a Felony of the 2nd degree to a Felony of the 1st degree.
All emergency responders remained on the scene until the lab was dismantled. Items seized, but not limited to, were Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Perseription pills, Drug Paraphernalia, items used for manufacturing Methamphetamine and over $1,100 in cash. A private contractor responded to dispose of the hazardous materials.
Nearby residents were advised of the situation and given the option to leave or remain in their homes with windows and doors closed. There was no fire or injuries as a result of this incident. This case remains