New Boston Police — searching for stolen merchandise — leads to a meth lab, which leads to the arrest of two people.
Scottie Wise, 34 and his wife, Shawna Wise, 32, of 3705 Grace St., are charged with illegal assembly of chemicals for meth, a third-degree felony and illegal manufacture of meth, a second-degree felony.
New Boston Police Captain Steve Goins said the New Boston Police Department, assisted by the Portsmouth Municipal Court Probation Department officers, executed a search warrant at 3705 Grace St., in New Boston. The search warrant was for property stolen from a break-in to a trailer owned by Ohio Motorsports that was parked within the village of New Boston. A large quantity of Snap-On tools and Craftsman tool boxes were stolen as well as motorcycle helmets and googles and collector motorcycle toys. During the search, Goins said several stolen items were recovered.
During the search, the report said officers found in an active “one pot” meth lab in the process of cooking meth in an upstairs bathroom. In addition to the active meth lab, officers said they found other items and chemicals associated with making meth. Because of the dangerous and explosive nature of an active meth lab, NBPD requested assistance from the Portsmouth Police Department who sent two certified officers to dismantle the meth lab. The New Boston Fire Department also assisted during the dismantling of the meth lab.
Scottie and Shawna Wise were taken to NBPD for booking and later transferred to the Scioto County Jail for a court appearance on Monday.
Goins said the case will be presented to the Scioto County grand jury where additional charges will be added to their cases for the drugs and stolen property.
Goins said if anyone as any information on the break-in of the Ohio Motorsports trailer they can contact NBPD at 740-456-4109. He said they are still looking to recover a large quantity of motorcycle helmets with the brand names of Bell, MSR, M2R, Answer and Fly and goggles with the brand name of 100% and collector toy motorcycles and Snap-On tools.
Anyone who may have had contact with Scottie Wise and could have bought some of those items from him can contact Goins and no charges will be file against them if they come forward now with the property, if not NBPD will arrest anyone found in possession of the stolen property from the Ohio Motorsports trailer break-in.
Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.