By Frank Lewis
A Peebles man and a Bainbridge woman have been arrested in what authorities say was a one-pot meth lab. Arrested were Donald Ray Click, III, age 30, and Amber Hinshaw, age 25.
Pike County Sheriff Charles S. Reader said his deputies discovered a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory at 3237 Sugar Run Rd., in Piketon Friday evening. Reader said deputies responded to the area on an anonymous tip and after further investigation located a operational meth lab. He said, while conducting the investigation, deputies discovered the two suspects hiding inside the residence. Deputies reportedly contacted investigators from the sheriff’s office and a search warrant was prepared and obtained for the residence.
Upon executing the search warrant, deputies said they located drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine manufacturing items and an operational one pot method operation known as a “shake and bake” laboratory.
Reader said clandestine lab personnel along with Pike County hazmat personnel were contacted and responded to the scene to coordinate the cleanup and disposal of the dangerous items to ensure the safety of the public. Assistance at the scene came from Pike County Peebles Squad 7 and 700 Township Fire Department personnel.
Reader said both Hinshaw and Click were arrested in connection with the meth lab and once the investigation is concluded, the case will be forwarded to the Pike County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for presentation to the next term of the Pike County grand jury.
Reader said he appreciates and encourages Pike County citizens to report criminal activity and provide anonymous tips and he said he urges anyone struggling with a drug addiction of any type to seek immediate help. Reader said one of his administration’s missions is to assist those individuals seeking help with an addiction with drug treatment options and to prosecute the ones who continue to abuse and provide or sell illegal drugs.
He said anyone wishing to report any criminal activity can call 740-947-2111 or in an emergency dial 911.
Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.