Summit County sheriff's deputies have run across five meth labs since Friday, and arrested five people connected to three of them.
Two of the labs were found at houses in Barberton on Harding Street and East State Street, and two more were found in New Franklin at Route 619 and Eastern Road, and on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road. Another was found by sheriff's deputies in a car at the Avon Trailer Park in Green.
Two of the labs were discovered by two different landlords. And Summit County Sheriff's Inspector Bill Holland says landlords are actually on the front lines in the fight against meth.
"They notice when they go to the rental house and they see the components or they smell something strange," Holland tells AkronNewsNow.com. "Or they see a dumpsite in a ditch, they know to call law enforcement and we come and take away those dangerous chemicals before they get into the wrong hands."
Holland says they're helping to educate business and property owners to spot trouble.