Summit County Drug Unit agents and deputies last weekend uncovered five homemade labs used to manufacture methamphetamine, sheriff’s officials said Monday.
The investigations from Friday to early Monday revealed labs in Barberton, New Franklin and Green.
In all, six people were arrested.
Summit County sheriff’s deputies say they found one lab Friday morning inside an East State Street house in Barberton and arrested one suspect. That same day, agents went to state Route 619 and Eastern Road in New Franklin where a business owner found lab components dumped on the side of a road.
On Sunday, agents say they found a lab in the 900 block of West Turkeyfoot Lake Road in New Franklin. The landlord of the property found the meth-making items during a visit. Charges are pending against the renter.
Later Sunday, a man and woman in Barberton were arrested after a meth lab was found during a search of a property in the 400 block of Harding Avenue. Deputies say the male suspect tried to flee after being handcuffed. A police K-9 tracked the suspect down.
Finally, deputies early Monday saw smoke coming from the trunk of a car parked near the Avon Trailer Park in Green and found meth lab products inside. A Stow man and a man from Green were arrested on meth-manufacturing charges.