West Chester Police have arrested and charged two suspects early Monday monrning in connection with a suspected “rolling meth lab.”
Just after midnight on Monday, a patrol officer spotted a white 1999 Ford F-150 truck in the parking lot of a closed business at 4800 block of Wunnenberg Way. The truck was pulling a small trailer with no plates and loaded with tires, according to police.
Darrell Jones, 52, of Dayton, and Laura McCoy, 49, of Blanchester, were found inside the vehicle, and police said they also found items that were consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
Jones was charged with felony drug possession and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. McCoy was charged with illegal manufacturing of drugs and possession of chemicals used to produce drugs, both felonies; and possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, which are misdemeanors.
McCoy also has a felony warrant out of Clinton County and a misdemeanor warrant out of Hillsboro.
Jones and McCoy are being held in Butler County Jail with no bond.
The West Chester Fire Department’s hazardous materials team responded with the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, who assisted with collecting evidence and stabilizing the scene.
The case remains under investigation.