AKRON, OH (WOIO) - After a six-month investigation, Akron Police Narcotics Unit busted two meth labs early Friday morning. The narcotics unit executed search warrants simultaneously at two locations in south Akron around 5AM.
Three people have been arrested and taken into custody. They have been charged with Illegal Assembly of Chemicals, Manufacturing of Methamphetamines and Possession of Methamphetamines.
One lab was located in the 100 block of Cole Avenue. 39-year-old Robert S. Roop and his wife, 49-year-old Diana L. Roop, were arrested in connection with that meth lab.
The other lab was located in the 1300 block of Curtis Street. 48-year-old Deborah Mannon Bittner was arrested in connection with that meth lab.
Detectives said the labs operated at separate locations; however, the people involved were in contact with each other. The two females are sisters and all three individuals have prior arrests for Manufacturing of Methamphetamines.
Detectives recovered materials used to make meth, as well as the finished product at both locations.
All three individuals are being held at the Summit County Jail.