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Three people indicted for meth lab near Ravenna middle school

By Dave O'Brien | staff writer Published: December 8, 2012 4:00 AM

The owner of a Ravenna residence raided last month by the Portage County Drug Task Force during a methamphetamine investigation has been indicted on three felony charges.

James T. Vickers, 55, of 115 N. Scranton St., was indicted Nov. 21 on one count each of complicity to illegal manufacturing of drugs, a first-degree felony, complicity to illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a second-degree felony, and permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony.

Conviction could result in the forfeiture of the property at 115 N. Scranton St. to the state.

Vickers was arrested on the indictment Tuesday.

Also indicted Nov. 21 in connection with the case were Christina M. Guy, 36, with a last known address in Charlestown, and Dennis W. Haworth, 43, with a last known address in Kent.

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They are charged with one count each of illegal manufacturing of drugs, both first-degree felonies, and illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, both second-degree felonies.

Vickers allegedly conspired with Guy and Haworth, who were staying at the North Scranton Street residence, to make meth there.

The house is within 1,000 feet of Brown Middle School, which made the charges more serious.

Haworth remains in the Portage County jail on 10 percent of $100,000 bond and trial is set for Jan. 23 before Judge Laurie Pittman.

Trial dates for Guy and Vickers have not been set.

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Contact this reporter at 330-298-1128 or dobrien@recordpub.com

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anonymous Dec 8, 2012 5:40 PM

Well it seems like child molesters and drug dealers have made Portage the center of their business. We can thank our courts for that. We need to change the way we handle these scumbags. What would it cost to build a gallows in front of the Courthouse?

anonymous Dec 8, 2012 1:27 PM

Lets make a deal!