A Ravenna Township mother has been charged with several drug-related felonies after an investigation by Portage County Drug Task Force agents found she was making methamphetamine in the presence of her child.
Krimson A. Cadle, 27, of 2615 S.R. 59 -- Orchard Estates Mobile Home Park -- was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count each of illegal manufacture of drugs, a first-degree felony, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a second-degree felony, endangering children, a third-degree felony, and violating a temporary protection order, a first-degree misdemeanor.
Portage County Sheriff David Doak said drug task force agents received information from employees of Portage County Job and Family Services that Cadle allegedly was making methamphetamine inside her residence, in the presence of her 8-year-old son. Agents conducted a follow-up investigation using that information, he said, and went to the trailer to meet with Cadle.
Upon arrival, they were met by Cadle and her live-in boyfriend, Logan W. Lindsay, 23. Agents discovered that Cadle was not allowed to have contact with Lindsay after she was arrested Nov. 24 for allegedly assaulting him and charged with domestic violence, a first-degree misdemeanor. Portage County Municipal Judge Kevin Poland issued a temporary protection order barring Cadle from having contact with Lindsay while that case is pending in municipal court, according to court records.
Cadle was arrested on the TPO violation and taken to the Portage County jail, Doak said. Agents then searched her residence, allegedly uncovering the components and chemicals used in the illegal manufacture of meth. Numerous "one pot" meth labs, consisting of small amounts of meth usually "cooked" in plastic bottles, were found in Cadle's bedroom, Doak said.
A chemical disposal team was called to the scene to remove the toxic, flammable chemicals from the property. Additional charges are pending a review of the case by the Portage County Prosecutor's Office and a Portage County grand jury.
The Portage County Task Force is comprised of officers from the Aurora, Garrettsville, Kent, Streetsboro, and Windham police departments, the Portage County Sheriff's Office, Portage County Prosecutor's Office, DEA and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Suspected drug activity can be reported by calling 330-296-8626 or by sending an email to email@example.com.
Follow Dave O'Brien on Twitter at @RCCrimeWatch
Contact this reporter at 330-298-1128 or firstname.lastname@example.org