BCI: No meth lab in home, but investigation continues

UNION, Ohio (WDTN) – Agents from Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation have determined the chemicals discovered inside Union home Wednesday were not components of lab for manufacturing methamphetamine.

The BCI deployed their methamphetamine unit to the home on the 600 block of Skyles Road, according to Jill Del Greco with the Attorney General’s Office.

Union police arrived at the home shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday after someone called police and reported a suspicious chemical odor.

“Through the course of examining those chemicals, we weren’t sure what we had,” said Lt. Steve Watern with the Union Police Department. “We called BCI in to do an investigation. What we’ve determined is that we have an undetermined, clandestine drug lab at this point.”

Even though the BCI packed up and left the scene, the Union police said they are continuing to investigate because of the amount of chemicals found.

“We have to send the chemicals down to the crime lab to have an analysis made then try to determine what we’ve got and what direction he was going,” said Watern. “Whether he was experimenting or actually being able to produce something, the crime lab will be able to shed some light on that.”

Police said it could take 4 to 8 weeks to get test results back on those chemicals.

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