CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
A. J. Rodenberg, Jr., Sheriff
"Leadership By Example"
Office (513) 732-7500
To : All Media
From: Rick W. Combs, Chief Deputy
Clermont County Sheriff's Office
Date: March 7, 2007
Re: Meth Lab, Union Township
Union Township, Clermont County - On March 7, 2007, at approximately 4:00 a.m., a male subject sought medical attention at Anderson Mercy Hospital for chemical burns to his face. The attending physician, suspicious that the burns were a result of exposure to anhydrous ammonia, a chemical commonly associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine, notified local law enforcement. A deputy from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office was summoned to the hospital, and after interviewing the male subject, determined that the injuries had been caused by exposure to anhydrous ammonia at 4373 Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245.
The Clermont County Narcotics Unit was notified of the potential that methamphetamine was being manufactured at the location. Based upon this information, the unit in conjunction with the Union Township Police Department and Union Township Fire & Rescue executed a search warrant at 4373 Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road at approx 9:00AM.
No one was present at the residence at the time of the search warrant execution. During the recovery process, members of the unit seized approximately one (1) ounce of suspected methamphetamine and paraphernalia associated with the manufacturing/distribution of methamphetamine. All items seized are in the process of being submitted for analysis, no charges have been filed as of this time and no injuries were reported during the search of the scene. The investigation is continuing.