The Portage County Drug Task Force arrested three residents of a Kent home Thursday for allegedly operating a methamphetamine laboratory there.
Trisha C. Towns, 28, Adam W. Thompson, 34, and Curtis P. Whitmire, 30, all face charges of illegal manufacturing of drugs, a second-degree felony following their arrests.
All three listed the home at 1248 Munroe Falls-Kent Road on Kent's west side as their residence.
After an initial investigation, task force agents obtained a search warrant for the home where they found chemicals, glassware, methamphetamine and other components used in the manufacturing process of meth.
The Kent Fire Department responded to the scene because o the possibility of a "flash fire" occurring while task force agents dismantled the equipment at the site. Officials said all potentially hazardous materials were removed from the site.
The task force will present the case to the Portage County Prosecutor's office seeking additional charges before taking the case to a grand jury.
The Portage County Drug Task Force comprises members from the Portage County Sheriff's Office, Aurora, Kent, Ravenna and Streetsboro police departments, Garrettsville Police Department, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Portage County Prosecutor's Office.