2 Arrested by SWAT Team in Meth Lab Bust

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HUDSON, Ohio — Two people face charges after police say they uncovered an alleged meth lab operation at a home in Hudson.

According to Hudson spokesperson Jody Roberts, police served a search warrant around 5:30 a.m. Friday at a home on Faymont Drive.

During the search, authorities say they found the meth lab along with chemicals used in meth production. They also found a firearm.

Roberts said Eric L. Eaton, 46, of Faymont Drive, and Amanda R. Ashley, 26, of Akron, were there at the time. Roberts said the home belonged to Eaton’s mother, who was in Florida at the time.

A few weeks earlier, police received a tip that meth was being sold from the home.

Police asked that Eaton and Ashley leave the home during the search. They refused to leave, said Roberts, and the SWAT team broke down the door and arrested them.

Roberts said the two face charges including illegal assembly of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs near a daycare; illegal manufacture of meth near a school/daycare; trafficking in drugs; and possession of a controlled substance.

Eaton also faces a charge of having weapons under disability.

The two were arraigned Monday in Stow Municipal Court. Eaton was issued $500,000 bond, and Ashley a $250,000 bond.