Sheriff’s deputies find meth lab, stolen property

By Wayne Allen

November 3, 2013

Wayne Allen

PDT Staff Writer

According to released information from Pike County Sheriff Richard Henderson, deputies recently discovered an active methamphetamine lab as well as several items of stolen property based on anonymous tips.

On Oct. 30 deputies responded to 4312 Pleasant Hill Road, based on information from an anonymous tip, stating Mark Cydrus has stolen a log splitter from the property.

In a released statement Henderson said once deputies found the log splitter in question, a search warrant was obtained to allow deputies to search the rest of the property.

A search was conducted and revealed a stolen four-wheeler and utility trailer. Deputies discovered serial numbers on the items had been ground off.

Henderson said the property was taken the the office’s impound pending notification to owners.

Cydrus turned himself into deputies, taken into custody and charged with felony receiving stolen property.

On Oct. 28 deputies from the Pike County Sheriff’s Office along with officers from the Jackson Police Department responded to 2082 Owl Creek Road in response to anonymous tip that a stolen camper had been spotted at the property.

Once on scene, officers located the camper in question and discovered a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory hidden behind it.

Officers were able to locate Timothy J. Brown who, when questioned, admitted bringing the stolen camper to his father’s property.

According to Henderson, Brown was attempting to leave the area before officers were able to locate him.

When found Brown was driving under several suspensions and an unregistered vehicle.

The Pike County Clandestine Lab clean up crew, Pike County Haz-Mat 1, Stockdale 1200 Fire Department and Beaver Squad No. 3 responded to cleanup the discovered meth lab.

Brown was taken into custody and take to the Sheriff’s Office where he was booked on felony receiving stolen property and felony tampering with evidence.

Henderson said anyone with information about these crimes or individuals wishing to report anonymous tips on other crimes can call the Pike County Sheriffs Office at 740-947-2111.

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