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Police Bust up Another Meth Lab in Cuyahoga Falls

On Monday, police raided 312 Grant Ave., arrested two suspects and hit the pair with multiple felony counts.

The and Summit County Drug Unit busted up yet another meth lab on Monday afternoon in the city.

This time, police raided 312 Grant Ave. following an investigation of the residence which indicated drug activity, according to Falls Police Sgt. James Singleton.  

Once inside, police arrested Edward M. Collins III, 38, and Chelsea C. Park, 23, and charged the pair of Falls residents with multiple felonies.

Collins was hit with manufacturing methamphetamine, a second-degree felony; illegal assembly of chemicals to manufacture, a third-degree felony; possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a fourth-degree misdemeanor.

Park, who, it appears, played a lesser role in the drug operation, was only charged with illegal assembly of chemicals to manufacture.

Both were booked into city jail and are slated to appear in Stow Municipal Court on Tuesday.

Check back with Cuyahoga Falls Patch for further updates on this story. 

wmfr August 28, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Holy crap! How many meth labs have been busted now in the falls? Are these home owners or renters in these cases? Hey patch, is there anyway to find this information out? Of all the " meth houses " How many were in actual houses, of those houses how many were renters and how many occured in regular apartments? Also how does falls rank compared to other cities with Meth houses being busted? Why is this becoming such a big problem in this city? Are we now a city filled with drug addicts and crime? it's disturbing.
Darla DeNiro August 28, 2012 at 01:03 PM
I'm sure the mother on the tattoo of the lady's arm must be so proud. Go get a job at Mickey D's or somewhere. I just drove down State Road, and they're hiring at the Rock Fresh Restaurant. Quit making this crap in our City. We have enough problems without this. Throw both of em in jail and throw away the key. Hopefully, they didn't kill a baby with meth too, ala that couple who are in the judicial system now. When did brains disappear.
wmfr August 28, 2012 at 01:33 PM
penalities for making meth are not severe enough and often the the defendants plea out to lesser charges resulting in very little jail time. IMHO we need to start really giving a MIN of 5 year sentences and stop pampering these losers.
I.M. Wright August 28, 2012 at 01:35 PM
This isn't just an issue in the Falls. It's happening everywhere. You now have mobile meth labs. It's pathetic. Even more because there are usually kids involved
David Kearns August 28, 2012 at 01:59 PM
These labs are popping up like pot holes, and have been for sometime now, everywhere! Gotta wonder about the landlord and their ability to do a background check. My landlord, have me a hard time about some flowers I planted that made the place look nice. He also nagged me about wanting a Dish on the house... what gives?!?
Rick Bonath August 28, 2012 at 02:06 PM
What makes me mad is when you go to the pharmacy and you have these mindless morons asking me or whomever to buy them some of the ingredients to make this poison outside in the parking lot! It's happened more than once... Tell the public what to look for, if there is a tell-tale smell or if there is anything that makes cooking this poison stand out in whatever way it may stand out, in the cooking process. I haven't seen anything that tells what to look for in a community awareness type information. Best of luck in getting these labs shut down.
Tim Beaulieu August 28, 2012 at 02:38 PM
The cops there think it's such a perfect little town. They need to wake up. When I got out of high school that's where I would go for several years to buy drugs. (I'm not like that anymore) The nickname of Falls High was the pharmacy. The residents need to open their eyes as well. it's full of "nickle millionaires" so the ignore what they see to continue to deceive themselves. As a Libertarian I think they should de-criminalize all drugs but since it's illegal, Cuyahoga Falls is a magnet for all sorts of trouble. I moved out because it wasn't worth the extra cost in homes and property taxes to live in what is basically North Hill.
I.M. Wright August 28, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Let's not try to blame someone else (the landlords). Not to mention, running a background check isn't going to reveal that these people are meth cookers. I feel bad for landlords that are now stuck with a property that is pretty much worthless.
John August 28, 2012 at 03:14 PM
North hill isn't that bad....grew up in the falls live there 23 years...been in north hill for the last 12 and its pretty quiet where I'm at.....falls has been known as pharmacy falls for how long now? Lol
wmfr August 28, 2012 at 03:26 PM
fair point john.
babs August 28, 2012 at 04:00 PM
The house next to us was a meth house years ago. It started with a woman selling pot. Told the police. Nothing happened. Then she couldn't afford to make the payments (section 8 house) so her brother moved in, she moved out. She was still the owner of the property. Told the police that they were selling more than just pot. High amount of traffic moving in and out quickly. We could see that they had put small cameras all over the house and garage. Seen enough tv shows and movies to know what was going on. After almost a year of this, it all ended with a standoff with SWAT on top of neighboring houses. The had labs in the attic and basement. They used the sump pump pipes for the ventilation. The police said there were enough chemicals to blow up the whole block. The sister of course denied ever knowing anything about it. Even though we saw her over there. Her insurance paid to have the house cleaned up. Thankfully she still couldn't afford the house and soon left. Leaving the house to be foreclosed. Now we have a very quiet single guy who is still fixing up the house.
THOMAS KANE August 28, 2012 at 04:02 PM
wmfr;Tom here.youre rt its an onslaught on our beloved city.its bad ebough inof itself but the whole culture that goes along with it,it is jusy a one way ticket DOWN for our city too take the green of the dream and turn it into a blightened state.IWILL SAY ON BEHALF OF THE AGGRESSIVENESS OF THE SAFETY FORCES FOR THEIR FEARLESS INDERDICTION IN THE MATTER TO ATTEMPT TOO NORMALIZE OUR CITY AND KEEP IT THAT WAY.FOR THIS I THANK ALL INVOLVED I WE CAN LIVE IN PEACE.I LIVED ON NORTH HILL FOR DECADES.ITWA SNT ALWAYS BAD.BUT THE LAST 5- 10 YRS.WAS CRIME RIDDEN ,SIRENS ON THE HOUR DAILY,WAS THE ONLY TIME I HAD TO PULL MY SERVICE REVOLVER.THE WRITING WAS ON THE WALL.ITS NOT THAT THE FALLS IS WITHOUT ITS OWN TROUBLES.ITS JUST THAT THEY ARE HANDLED DIFFERENTLY FOR AN EXPECTED OUTCOME WHICH ENJOY THE FRUITS OF.
Earl Elevant August 28, 2012 at 06:41 PM
This story wouldn't be here if the cops weren't busting the meth labs.
Sara August 28, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Rick: I agrees about giving the public information about what to look for so it is easier to spot people who are cooking meth. One thing I was always told when I worked as a legal assistant for a criminal defense attorney is to always stay away from any homes/cars that have a strong smell or cat pee. When meth is being cooked of recently cooked it gives off the same odor.
Sara August 28, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Sorry about the spelling errors. Damn smart phone auto correct!
John Deike August 29, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Hey folks, I'm working on a follow-up story to address your comments, questions and concerns over methamphetamine manufacturing/use in the Falls. Thanks for the input and stay tuned. Regards, jD
Rachel Park August 29, 2012 at 08:25 PM
I love you chelsea!

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