Editor's Note: The address of the alleged meth lab was incorrectly reported as 6467 Cherry Lane. The address should have read 6490 Cherry Lane. Incorrect information was provided by the Portage County Drug Task Force.
An incorrect address was provided by the Portage County Drug Task force for a Franklin Township home where an alleged methamphetamine lab was found Saturday. The correct address is 6490 Cherry Lane.
Also, four of the five people arrested by the task force have addresses listed in court documents other than those included in the task force’s news release.
Michael D. Piskac has an address listed as 859 S. Diamond St., Ravenna; Adam Scott Bell has an address listed as 505 Stephans Road, Akron; Ashley A. Mitrovic has an address listed as 147 Crimson Trail, Tallmadge, and Cyntia L. Wilson has an address listed as 505 S. Stephan Road, Akron.
Five people were arrested Saturday in connection with a raid on an alleged methamphetamine lab in Franklin Township.
Portage County Drug Task Force agents uncovered a purported methamphetamine lab at 6490 Cherry Lane and arrested Michael D Piskac, 30, of 859 S. Diamond St., Ravenna;; Adam Scott Bell, 32, of 505 Stephans Road, Akron; Ashley Ann Mitrovic, 23, of 147 Crimson Trail, Tallmadge; Theresa Youngblood, 34, of 6490 Cherry Lane; and Cynthia A Wilson, 41, of 505 S. Stephan Road, Akron.
Piskac, Mitrovic, Youngblood and Bell were charged with illegal manufacturing of methamphetamine, a first-degree felony. Wilson was charged with possession of a drug abuse instrument, a second-degree misdemeanor.
According to Sheriff David W. Doak, members of the Portage County Drug Task Force received information of a possible methamphetamine lab at the Cherry Lane residence and that one of the individuals cooking was a fugitive, wanted in Portage for receiving stolen property.
Task force officers were able to confirm the information following a two-day investigation and obtained a court ordered search warrant for the residence.
When they entered the residence, task force officers encountered eight people inside the residence and an active methamphetamine cooking in the basement.
Task force members who specialize in clandestine drug lab clean-up collected evidence samples and dismantled the lab.
The Kent Fire Department was called to the scene to ventilate the residence and provide safety measures while the lab team handled the lab. A chemical disposal company was called to the scene to remove the toxic chemicals.
Task force agents will present additional evidence to the Portage County Prosecutor's Office seeking additional charges. Portage County Drug Task Force comprises members from the Portage County Sheriff's Office, Portage County Prosecutor's Office, Cities of Aurora, Kent, Ravenna and Streetsboro and the Village of Garrettsville, U.S. Drug Enforcement and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.