Ross County deputies responding to a report of suspected abuse of a 51-year-old man said they uncovered a suspected meth lab.
Deputies responded to Chestnut Street in Adelphi on Thursday after a neighbor reported suspicion that Bernie Rossiter was being abused.
When deputies arrived, Rossiter said that he was fine.
While at the residence, deputies said they detected a strong chemical odor coming from the residence and saw materials inside the residence used for manufacturing meth.
After executing a search warrant, authorities arrested Rossiter and charged him with permitting drug abuse.
Michael Gierhart, 35, of Laurelville also was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance.
The sheriff encourages neighbors to report any suspicious activity to the Sheriff's Office at 740-773-1185 or Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers at 740.773.TIPS or 1-800-222-TIPS.
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