Beacon Journal staff
CUYAHOGA FALLS: An alert resident’s call to police Wednesday resulted in the arrest of two people for operating a methamphetamine lab.
Brian P. Sandella, 29, and Gemma Matthews, 27, have been charge with one count each of illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly of chemicals used in the manufacturing of drugs, and child endangering.
Police said a resident noticed a woman dumping suspicious items in the west alley near Marcia Avenue just before 2:30 p.m.
Officers investigated and found items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
Armed with a search warrant, police and members of the Summit County Drug Unit raided a home in the 2200 block of 23rd Street, where they found other evidence.
A child in the home was turned over to a relative.
A hazardous waste disposal contractor removed the hazardous waste found at the scene.
Sandella and Matthews are expected to appear in court today.
Police Chief Tom Pozza praised the caller for contacting police after seeing something that didn’t seem right.
“This is a great example of ‘See something, say something,’” Pozza said.