Getting away with cooking meth in Cuyahoga Falls is no easy feat these days.
The latest proof of that came when Clayton Allshouse, 63, of Cuyahoga Falls, appeared in Summit County Common Pleas Court on Sept. 21 and was sentenced to five years in jail for the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine, according to Summit County court officials.
Allshouse was arrested on May 4 after police raided his residence -- located at 3782 Northampton Rd. -- and found it was being used to cook the highly addictive drug, according to a police press release.
The Cuyahoga Falls Police Narcotics Unit and the Summit County Drug Unit collaborated on the drug bust.
In related news, Allshouse's residence was raided on two other occasions this summer.
On Aug. 16, officers found Nathan Ketterman, 31, and Kevin Smith, 41, in Allshouse's home, arrested the pair and charged each with manufacturing of methamphetamine, illegal assembly, possession of drugs and possession of criminal tools.
Ketterman and Smith, who are both from Akron, are awaiting trial in Summit County Common Pleas Court.
The house was busted into once more on Sept. 10, this time by U.S. Marshals, when the law enforcement agency discovered Brenda Allshouse, 34, was hiding out in the Northampton residence with her father, Clayton.
In this instance, Clayton Allshouse was charged with obstruction of justice and permitting drug abuse and will be tried on those charges in Summit County Common Pleas Court, according to a Stow Municipal Court clerk.
Brenda Allshouse was charged with illegal assembly, possession of criminal tools, drug paraphernalia, trafficking in drugs and possession of drugs.
She will be tried on those charges along with several other prior felonies and misdemeanors through the Summit County Court of Common Pleas.
Jeff Irwin, of the Akron U.S. Marshal's Office, said they had been hunting Brenda Allshouse for several weeks before her capture.