K-9 cop takes down suspect in rolling meth lab - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

K-9 cop takes down suspect in rolling meth lab

Mark D. Teets (Source: Summit County Sheriff) Mark D. Teets (Source: Summit County Sheriff)

A rolling meth lab was busted in Cuyahoga Falls late New Year's Day.

Cuyahoga Falls Police K-9 Officer made a traffic stop on a Ford Explorer on 21st Street at Byrd Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

As soon as the Explorer stopped, the passenger in the front seat fled on foot from the vehicle. The officer immediately ran after the suspect and after a short chase, the officer slipped on some ice and cut his eye.

The officer then returned to the stopped vehicle and the driver was detained. The driver was found to be driving while under suspension and Sudafed products were found in the vehicle.

After back up officers arrived, the K-9 tracked the passenger suspect to the back yard of 2524 23rd Street. The K-9 made the apprehension and the suspect, Mark D. Teets, received a dog bite and was taken to Summa Western Reserve Hospital for treatment.

Officers on scene found an active meth lab in the rear of the Ford Explorer. The lab was dismantled by the CFPD Narcotics Unit and the Summit County Drug Task Force.

George D. Beech, 43, was charged with driving under suspension and improper change of course.

Teets, 28, was charged with illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, criminal tools, resisting arrest and obstructing official business.

The arresting officer was treated by Falls EMS and was later checked at Summa Western Reserve Hospital for minor injuries sustained from the fall.

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