By Frank Lewis
A Lucasville man was incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail after detectives located a meth lab Tuesday morning.
Paul M. Wampler, 24, of 63 Ora St., faces charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, a felony of the second degree and Illegal assembly and/or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine, a third degree felony.
Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini announces that around 11 a.m. Tuesday, detectives from the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office and the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force arrested Paul M. Wampler, 51, of 63 Ora St. Lucasville, Ohio for manufacturing Methamphetamine, a felony of the second degree and illegal assembly and/or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine, a third degree felony.
Donini said during a consensual search of Wampler’s home, detectives discovered chemicals and materials used to manufacture Methamphetamine. Some of the chemicals and materials were found hidden underneath clothing in a dryer.
Detectives said they also discovered a suspected “active” Pseudoephedrine extraction in a soda pop bottle in the residence. Pseudoephedrine is the precursor to methamphetamine and is commonly found in many nasal decongestants.
Wampler is currently awaiting sentencing in Scioto County Common Pleas Court after pleading guilty to felony Possession of methamphetamine earlier this year.
Donini thanked the public for their assistance in the case and said anyone wishing to leave drug information for the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force can contact the Task Force tip line at 740-354-5656 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. All information will be kept confidential and anonymous.
Frank Lewis can be reached at 740-353-3101, Ext. 252, or on Twitter @FrankLewispdt.