Possible meth lab broken up in Galion


Two arrested on drug charge, jailed at Crawford County Justice Center

Staff report



GALION — A man and woman were arrested Tuesday at a residence in the 200 block of West Atwood Street by Galion police, the Crawford County Sepcial Response Team and the Metrich Drug Task force.

A man and woman were arrested and officers collected and seized numerous articles of drug paraphernalia and “evidence of possible manufacturing of methamphetamine,” according to a news release from the Galion Police Department.

The same news released stated that: “upon conducting the search warrant, there was no evidence of a large scale drug manufacturing operation at the residence.”

Michael Shaw, 36, and Joey Horton, 45, both of 220½ W. Atwood St. (where the bust and raid occurred) were arrested and taken to jail. Both faces charges of Permitting Drug Abuse and Possession of Drugs. Additional charges are possible.

The arrests came after police received a call about a disturbance at the residence about 4 a.m. Tuesday. That led to information of a possible meth lab being operated at the West Atwood Street residence.

Based on that information, officers and detectives were able to obtain a search warrant. The Crawford County Special Response Team was activated for the search warrant entry. The assist from the METRICH Drug Task Force was because of the possibilty that hazardous material evidence would be collected and needed to be preserved

The case remains under investigation and will be presented to the Crawford County Prosecutor

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Two arrested on drug charge, jailed at Crawford County Justice Center

Staff report