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Meth Manufacturing Tools Found on Stow Street Corner

The following information was supplied by the Stow Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Some items suspected of being used to make methamphetamines were found on the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Sanford Avenue Nov. 30.

Det. Tom Gottas found three two-liter bottles in the street at the intersection just off of Darrow and Kent Roads. The bottles contained an unknown off-white substance with pieces of Lithium in it.

The waste material was similar to what remains after making meth, according to the report. 

The Summit County Drug Unit Meth Response Team was called in to clean up the dump site and neutralize the waste material and dispose of it.

There are no suspects at this time. Illegal manufacturing of drugs is a second-degree felony.

For questions about this report, email Editor Amanda Harnocz.

Jack Kelly December 07, 2011 at 11:30 PM
Uhh, Dale The Drama Queen: The only person who is drawing that conclusion about your home is YOU! I didn't even pay attention to any of those houses in the background; only the street sign. The news is reported and people like you, who are not educated in journalism, are in no position to tell anyone to "report the news". Since you live in that area, you should be more concerned about what was found on the corner. But, congratulations on bringing attention to something that, I'll bet, NOT ONE PERSON noticed until you brought it to the attention of everyone who reads this.
concerned citizen December 08, 2011 at 07:41 PM
Mr. Kelly, First off, let me say that if you look at the picture that is posted the main thing you see is the street sign so yes I'll give you credit for that. BUT, the house on the corner where the "meth tools" were found is not in the picture. Second, Dale was not the only one, as you say, that is drawing conclusions about our home. I had a few neighbors call me "freaking out" because they saw our home pictured. SO with that being said how can you sit back and say that "NOT ONE PERSON NOTICED" until you put yourself in the shoes of those being affected by the senseless acts of a picture? OH and lastly, WE are very concerned about what was found on the corner and hope that the people responsible are caught and brought to justice.
Charles Crower December 09, 2011 at 01:31 AM
This is the third story about meth in the past three months! All three instances happened within one mile of me. Honestly, I'm a bit surprised that these events are occurring more towards the center of Stow instead of the outskirts. But on the flip-side, its probably because the police patrol more there.
Amanda Harnocz December 09, 2011 at 02:00 AM
Thanks for the feedback Chris.
Melissa Bysura March 28, 2013 at 08:24 PM
The article clearly stated the bottles were found in the street, not in a yard or a home.... relax. I understand your heightened sensitivity considering what's happening in your neighborhood but instead of attacking the messenger try attacking the problem. A Neighborhood Watch Committee might be in order.

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