GALLIPOLIS — Gallipolis City Police officers responded Thursday afternoon to a residence in the 1400-block of Eastern Avenue for a well-being check and to investigate reported drug abuse in the home.
According to Gallia County 911, police received a report of substances being illegally manufactured in the residence where children also resided.
Gallipolis Police Chief Jeff Boyer explained that officers checked the residence and located an alleged one pot reactionary vessel in the home, a soda bottle that was reportedly used for making meth. Investigators said they believe it had previously been used to manufacture methamphetamine, as it contained residue of chemicals inside. Other chemicals suspected of being used in the production of meth were also reportedly found on scene.
Also responding to the scene were the Gallipolis Fire Department and Gallia County EMS, which is standard protocol for an alleged drug manufacturing situation. The Gallia County Sheriffs Office responded to the scene with meth technicians which are officers trained in the safe removal of alleged manufacturing equipment.
Gallia Children’s Services was also contacted regarding the juveniles in the residence. According to Boyer, the incident is still under investigation at this time, no arrests have been made.
“This is a part of the continued effort by law enforcement to get rid of this drug problem, it’s a constant fight,” said Boyer.
Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 ext 2108.