UPDATE @ 8 p.m.: A man is in jail on a preliminary charge accusing him of making meth at a home in the 2000 block of King Avenue in Dayton where he, his sister and her children live. She called 9-1-1 to report what she believed he was doing in the basement and garage.
Glen Beverly, 36, is in the Montgomery County Jail awaiting the formal filing of felony illegal manufacture of drugs.
“We did find results from what appeared to be a clandestine lab for making methamphetamine,” Dayton police Detective Gregory Orick said.
The woman initially called the Dayton Fire Department. Orick said the police department sent its clandestine meth lab unit, which was accompanied by an agent from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
A Dayton fire crew member confirmed a small amount of chemicals was found on the property, volatile enough that a cleanup was necessary. The fire official said the operation was not very sophisticated.
The woman who called 9-1-1 said there were children in the home and she was angry about the disregard for their safety.
Police were dispatched about 12:15 p.m. based on the woman’s call to emergency dispatch. Neighbors said police have been in the neighborhood since about noon, blocking King Avenue and surrounding alleys when they arrived.
One of those neighbors, Marsha Braden, who has lived in the neighborhood a couple of months, said the public has a right to know when situations involving chemicals bring police and firefighters to a neighborhood.
“They shouldn’t be around this,” Braden said of children in the neighborhood. “It’s getting pathetic. You can’t even let your kids outside.”
Braden said her opinion is that people involved in making methamphetamine should go to jail.
“Stop Narcan-ing them so many times,” she said. “Hold them accountable for what they’re doing.”
We’re still working to learn more. We’ll update this developing report as warranted.
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