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Frank Lewis


PDT Staff Writer


Two people found hiding in a camper have been taken into custody and placed in the Scioto County Jail.


Douglas W. Davis, 39 and Tonya L. Burggraf, 44, were arrested and charged with illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, a felony of the third degree.


Pike County Sheriff Richard Henderson said on Saturday deputies were dispatched to the 3000 block of Red Hollow Road in reference to a report of a stolen four wheeler. He said the investigation led deputies to the 200 block of Brigner Road where the four wheeler was found hidden in a shed. Davis and Burggraf were reportedly found hiding in a camper on the property. Henderson said further investigation resulted in a search warrant being obtained for the residence, and that 66 marijuana plants were found and confiscated, along with several items commonly used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.


Both were transported to the Scioto County Jail pending their appearance in court. Henderson said the case will be presented to an upcoming session of the Pike County grand jury.


In an unrelated incident, Henderson said on Monday, deputies Cory Hicks and James Burchett were dispatched to 312 Fourth St., in Piketon in reference to a domestic dispute complaint. He said, upon arrival, deputies observed several items which are commonly used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Further investigation led to the finding of an active meth lab, which was neutralized by Hicks.


Arrested was Josh Hinshaw, 26, who resides at that address. He was charged with manufacture of drugs, a second degree felony, illegal assembly, a third degree felony and possession of criminal tools, a felony of the fifth degree. He was also charged with domestic violence, a first degree misdemeanor. Hinshaw was taken to the Scioto County Jail where he will be held pending his appearance in court.


Henderson said the investigation into that case continues and additional charges may be brough against other individuals from that residence. The case is to be presented to an upcoming term of the Pike County grand jury.


Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 252, or at flewis@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Frank on Twitter @FrankLewisPDT.


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