Three arrested, four meth cooks discovered after traffic stop

Three were arrested after a traffic stop and a search of a Greenville home. Police found four active methamphetamine cooks in the home. (Darke County Jail Photo)

GREENVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – Darke County deputies along with Greenville Police stopped a minivan Monday night in the 300 block of Wagner Avenue in Greenville.

According to police, when the minivan stopped a man immediately ran away. 41-year-old Paul Brown of Union City was arrested by deputies after a short foot chase. Brown had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a previous charge of aggravated possession of methamphetamine.

A female passenger, 26-year-old Angel Bowlin from Greenville, was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for illegal use of food stamps. The driver of the minivan, 24-year-old Anthony Marcum of Greenville, was found with items use in the manufacturing of methamphetamine and was arrested on charges of illegal assembly/possession of chemicals to manufacture drugs.

Brown, Bowlin, and Marcum were all taken to the Darke County Jail where they await formal charges.

Police searched Bowlin’s home at 420 Front Street in Greenville and found four active methamphetamine cooks inside. Greenville City Fire Department and Greenville Township Rescue Squad responded to the scene as a safety precaution as the Darke County Clandestine Unit safely dismantled the methamphetamine cooks. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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