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Pair arrested in Portage meth bust; task force cleans up more than 90 labs in county this year

Beacon Journal staff report

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PORTAGE COUNTY: The Portage County Drug Task Force arrested Kristien Tarleton, 19, of the 200 block of South High Street in Hartville, and Nanette Williams, 44, who lives in the 6100 block of Prospect Street, Atwater Township, on Oct. 16.

A call to check on the welfare of a child living at the Prospect Street address resulted in the arrests after deputies found chemicals along with other components used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine and several grams of methamphetamine.

The Department of Jobs and Family Services was called to the scene and removed Tarleton’s 1-year-old child. Tarleton faces child endangering charges and has a pending case in Summit County for illegal manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Williams was charged with possession of chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine.

The task force has cleaned up more than 90 meth labs in Portage County in 2013, according to Sheriff David Doak.


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