43 meth labs found at Wooster house, some under floorboards

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WOOSTER, Ohio- Officers in Wayne County discovered more than 40 methamphetamine labs in one Wooster home.

John E. Marlow (Photo courtesy Medway Drug Enforcement Agency)

John E. Marlow (Photo courtesy Medway Drug Enforcement Agency)

While investigating a domestic disturbance at a house on West Vine Street on Wednesday, Wooster police found a possible meth lab. They arrested John E. Marlow, 54, for failure to appear in court on charges of aggravated menacing and obstructing official business.

The Medway Drug Enforcement Agency said they were called in to help and dismantled 32 one-pot meth labs. Agents returned to the house on Thursday and began cutting floorboards, where they found 11 more. The labs appeared to be used in recent cooks.

Agency director Donald Hall said this could be a type of super or mega meth lab because of the weight and amount of meth trash removed from the scene.

The Medway Drug Enforcement Agency is a task force involving cities and villages in Wayne County, Millersburg and Brunswick.

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