Meth labs removed from Bellaire

IT WAS a dangerous situation on Harrison Street in Bellaire Thursday night, but thankfully there were no injuries and no damage.

The Bellaire Police Department, Holmes County Sheriff’s Office and the Neffs Fire Department were busy as two or thee active meth cooks were removed from a house along the 4200 block of Harrison Street. They were taken to the village building.

Bellaire Police Chief Mike Kovalyk removed the components from the house and says he didn’t realize how volatile the materials were. He said he feels fortunate that he wasn’t injured while transporting the materials.

Kovalyk said the village building was closed for the day due to a power outage. He added that the materials were placed in a secure location.

According to the chief, a female who was in the house, could face charges. Kovalyk said a male fled when police arrived and they are working to identify him.

Officials said a child was in the house and Children’s Services is looking into the case.

The investigation, which is being conducted by the Belmont County Drug Task Force and Bellaire Police, is ongoing.