Shortly after midnight on Dec. 30, the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 7 S. Church Street in Sparta. A fully-functioning meth lab was located in the home’s garage and a large quantity of “finished product” was found. Total product weight will be available after testing by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation crime lab.
All of the product has been tested and weighed by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation & Identification. The total weight of the crystal methamphetamine was 4.38 lbs.
Randall Elllis of Sparta, 38, Jammie Ellis of Sparta, 38 and Dewey Senter of Centerburg, 40, have been charged with Illegal Manufacturing of Drugs. All three remain incarcerated in the Morrow County Jail at this time
Entering a home where methamphetamine is being cooked is extremely dangerous due to risk of explosion. This high risk warrant was executed by the Morrow County Special Response Team, including members from the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, Cardington Police Department and Mt. Gilead Police Department. They wish to thank agents from Ohio BCI&I and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office with their skilled disassembling of the lab.
Three individuals were taken into custody from the scene. Names will be released after formal charges are filed.
Information received from the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office.