PDT Staff Writer
In March, a raid on a Scioto County home at 1956 Blue Run County Road, Lucasville, netted Scioto County Sheriff's Detectives, the Ohio State Highway Patrol Special Response Team and a Columbus Bomb Squad unit electric blasting caps, detonation cord, and chemicals, equipment and ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine.
That raid also resulted in the arrest of two of the three people present.
Monday morning a jury was seated, and by Monday afternoon the state began its case against Scott Creech, 51, of 1085 Daces Road in Lucasville, and Lisa Pollitt, 27, of 1956 Blue Run County Road, Lucasville.
Creech is charged with possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, illegal manufacture of drugs, four counts of having a weapon under disability, three counts of possessing a dangerous ordnance, one count of illegal manufacturing or processing explosives, and one count of trafficking in methamphetamine.
Pollitt faces charges of illegal possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, illegal manufacture of drugs, trafficking in methamphetamine, and conspiracy to manufacture drugs.
Upon the execution of a search warrant, detectives said they discovered chemicals, equipment and ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine and containers with contents commonly found during various stages of the methamphetamine production process.
Detectives recovered a firearm in the residence and also discovered an ammo box containing electric blasting caps, approximately 20 feet of detonation cord, and two bags of suspicious powder.
That is when the Columbus Bomb Squad unit responded to handle and properly dispose of the explosives, after collecting a sample for analysis.
Creech was charged with having a weapon under disability because he possessed a firearm after having been previously convicted in Scioto County Common Pleas Court of felony drug offenses in 1992, and possessing chemicals for the manufacture of drugs in 2003.
A third person arrested at the same time, Terry L. Martin, 49, of Columbus faces charges of illegal manufacture of drugs and illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, but he was not in court on Monday.
"We have a warrant out for his arrest because he did not show up for arraignment," said a spokeswoman in Scioto County Prosecutor Mark Kuhn's office.
FRANK LEWIS can be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 232.