Deputies Find Mobile Meth Lab, Arrest Man Wanted In 3 Counties
By: Alex Mazer, Multimedia Content Producer - email
Brandon Smith, 31, was arrested following a traffic stop in Hocking County early Friday morning.
HAYDENVILLE, Ohio -
Pomeroy man has been arrested after sheriff's deputies allegedly found a mobile
meth lab and other drugs inside of his vehicle during a traffic stop early Friday
to a report from the Hocking County Sheriff's Office, deputies stopped a
vehicle driven by Brandon N. Smith, 31, in Haydenville for a traffic violation
at about 3:14 a.m. Friday.
reported that Smith initially provided the deputies with false information
about his identity to conceal that he had numerous warrants for his arrest from
three different law enforcement agencies.
learning his true identity, Smith was taken into custody for outstanding
warrants for possession of heroin and child endangerment charges out of Athens
County, a failure to appear charge from Vinton County and a failure to appear
charge from Hocking County.
a search, deputies reported finding heroin on Smith's person. They also located
a mobile methamphetamine manufacturing lab inside of the vehicle he had been
from the Fairfield-Hocking Major Crimes Unit were requested to respond to
neutralize the methamphetamine lab.
the vehicle, the detectives located finished powdered methamphetamine that was
prepackaged for sale and approximately 40 ounces of what was believed to be
received additional charges of illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly
of chemicals, trafficking in drugs, possession of drugs and identity fraud. He
was also issued a citation for the traffic violations, according to the sheriff's
was transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.