Barberton man arrested after police find meth lab inside home

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Thomas J. Harris. Courtesy Barberton police.

BARBERTON, Ohio – Police in Barberton searched a home Friday night, finding a meth lab and arresting one person.

Police were investigating drug activity at 149 2nd Street SW, when people inside the home let the officers come inside.

Officers started searching in the garage, finding items used for a meth lab. They continued searching, finding more items through the home.

Ultimately, the meth lab was found inside a bedroom, next to a child’s bedroom.

Thomas J. Harris, 43, was arrested and charged with illegal manufacture of drugs, which is a felony since children were inside the home. He is currently at the Barberton City Jail.

The Summit County Drug Unit cleared the meth lab from the scene as well.