Man Accused Of Breaking Into Vacant Home, Making Meth

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A man was charged in connection with making met after allegedly fleeing law enforcement officials early Tuesday.

According to the Scioto County Sheriff's Office, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers responded to a call about someone breaking into a vacant rental property in the 50 block of Oakwood Avenue in Lucasville.

Troopers, with the assistance of sheriff's deputies, found Joseph B. Davis manufacturing methamphetamine.

Davis, 35, allegedly attempted to flee law enforcement officials, but was taken into custody shortly after.

Deputies said that they found an active meth lab and requested help from the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force. Detectives said that they discovered an active "one-pot" meth lab, along with a hydrogen chloride gas generator and chemicals used to make meth.

Davis was charged with illegal manufacturing of meth, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacturing of meth, criminal trespass and obstructing official business.

Davis also had an outstanding warrant out of Pike County for receiving stolen property.

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