Two Greenfield residents are being held in the Fayette County Jail on multiple charges after two active meth labs were discovered by police Monday night at a Henkle Street residence.
Joseph S. Snyder, 33, is charged with illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacturing of drugs, a second-degree felony; possession of meth, a fifth-degree felony; obstructing official business, a second-degree misdemeanor; possession of drug abuse instruments, a second-degree misdemeanor; and was also wanted by the Wilmington Police Department on a bench warrant.
Kimra A. Snyder, 23, is charged with two counts of obstructing official business, second-degree misdemeanors; a probation violation; and was wanted on a Highland County bench warrant.
At around 10 p.m. Monday, Washington C.H. Police officers were dispatched to 225 Henkle Street in reference to a welfare check on a woman. The person who called police advised that the woman and her husband were arguing and that she threatened to kill herself with pills.
As an officer approached the residence, he saw a woman inside walk from the kitchen into the living room. The woman reportedly saw the officer, turned and ran into the kitchen. Seconds later, the officer said he heard the back door slam shut.
As the officer ran to the side of the house, he saw a man and woman run from the house. “I ordered both to stop and identified myself as a police officer,” the officer said in the report. “Neither stopped. Once at the alley, the female fell to the ground and both she and the male, later identified as Joseph Snyder, stopped.”
As the officer was handcuffing the female, two other officers arrived and they placed Joseph Snyder into handcuffs.
The woman claimed that she ran from the house because she got scared, reports said. She identified herself as “Rebecca” and gave a date of birth of Aug. 28, 1991, reports said. It was determined that the two were not residents of the home, but rather “friends” of the residents of the home.
Officers entered the home after receiving permission from one of the residents and found cockroaches, beetles, gnats and flies everywhere, according to reports. There were also piles of trash, clothing and other items everywhere in the living room.
In the kitchen, officers found a make-shift table that appeared to be a meth lab set-up table, reports said. Several flashlights, pliers and several containers of what appeared to be broken pills were found.
Further search led to the discovery of two syringes and a spoon, both used in the ingestion of drugs. A 20-ounce soda pop bottle with a plastic hose coming from the lid was also found.
Shortly after, another 20-ounce soda pop bottle with a liquid and what appeared to be crushed pills inside of it was found. The area was taped off due to the two active meth labs.
Both Joseph Snyder and “Rebecca” were arrested and taken to the jail. Once there, officers discovered that “Rebecca” had lied about her identity and used her sister’s name and date of birth instead, according to reports. The woman was identified as Kimra Snyder.
Joseph Snyder is being held on a $31,500 bond and Kimra is being held on a $1,500 bond. The case is still under investigation.