Chillicothe Police Department Special Response Team and Detectives served a search warrant on an alleged methamphetamine lab at approximately 9:45AM this morning. The lab was located inside the residence at 52 Western Avenue. Upon entering the residence Officers located an active methamphetamine lab in the basement of the residence. Due to the volatile nature of these labs, Western Avenue has been closed between Main Street and Water Street. The Chillicothe Fire Department has been alerted and is on site, standing by, due to the explosion hazard with these types of scenes. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation is also responding to assist in evidence gathering and neutralization of the lab.
Two (2) subjects have currently been arrested out of the initial search warrant. Both subjects were arrested on outstanding warrants, unrelated to this incident.
The investigation continues and additional information will be available later this date.