Two men face numerous charges after a Thursday morning explosion in a residential garage in Cuyahoga Falls.
Falls Police say fire and police officers were dispatched around 8 a.m. to the 900-block of Magnolia Avenue for a reported fire inside of a garage attached to a home.
Sgt. James J. Singleton said when firefighters arrived on the scene they found two men, Todd M. James and Leo C. Statler II, attempting to put out the flames. The home’s owner, an 86-year-old female, was still asleep inside the residence.
The fire department ruled the fire started as the result of a methamphetamine lab explosion.
The Falls Police Narcotics Unit along with the Summit County Drug Unit were dispatched to process evidence.
James, 54, of Cuyahoga Falls, and Statler, 27, of Tallmadge, face numerous charges. They include: aggravated arson, the illegal manufacturing of drugs, illegal assembly of chemicals, possession of criminal tools and drug paraphernalia.
Both men were transferred to Summit County Jail.