COVENTRY TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - During routine patrols on July 16th, a Summit County Sheriff's Deputy made a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle on Portage Lakes Drive in Coventry Township.
During the stop, the Deputy noticed Meth Lab components in the vehicle. It was determined that the driver, Joseph McCourt of Barberton, had recently been at a local motel.
After further investigation, the Summit County Sheriff's Office and the Summit County Drug Unit conducted a search warrant at the motel. After entering the room, detectives found an active Red Phosphorus Meth Lab in the room. 39-year-old James Croft of Barberton, was present in the motel room.
Croft and McCourt were arrested and charged with Criminal Tools, Illegal Manufacture of Drugs, and Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemical For the Manufacture of Drugs. They were booked into the Summit County Jail.