It's easy to become used to stories about the methamphetamine epidemic, and with stories that seemingly break everyday of meth labs found in the Akron-Canton area it can seem almost routine.
That's almost. The routine changes with reports police followed up on a suspected meth lab after a local school reported a 12-year old student came to class with the odor of chemicals. Altogether five children were removed from the house after police went to investigate and found lab components in the basement of the home, as well as an in-progress "Shake and Bake" meth lab in the works. Two adults are now in custody facing drug charges, while the children are in the custody of Summit County Children's Services.
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Left to right: Jason Little, 37, and Brandi Little, 28, both of Stow.
(Summit County Sheriff's Department) On February 19th, the Summit County Drug Unit received information that a Stow school had contacted the Stow Police Department regarding a 12 year old student that came to school with the odor of chemicals. There was a suspicion that methamphetamine was being manufactured in the child’s home.
Subsequently, the Summit County Drug Unit conducted a search at a Stow residence. An active one-pot (Shake and Bake) methamphetamine lab, chemicals, and lab components were found in the basement of the residence. Methamphetamine waste and other related items were found in the attached garage.
Jason Little, age 37 and Brandi Little, age 28 both of Stow, were arrested and charged with Illegal Manufacturing of Methamphetamine in the Vicinity of a Minor, Illegal Assembly of Chemicals/Components for the Manufacturing of Methamphetamine in the Vicinity of a Minor, and Endangering Children. Both individuals were booked into the Summit County Jail.
Five children, ages 2, 8, 9, 11, and 12 were taken into custody by Summit County Children’s Services.