CANAAN TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Three people have been arrested and charged with stealing more than 850 pounds of meat.
James Malone, 36, Penny Malone, 41, and Tyler Chrostowski, 24, all face charges of receiving stolen property.
The Wayne County Sheriff said 15 minutes after posting details of the theft online they received information about the suspects.
Deputies executed a search warrant for a home on Canaan Center road Saturday morning. Inside they found a large amount of meat inside two bathtubs, and a fridge inside the house.
Deputies said there was snow on top of the meat in the bathtubs to keep it cold. More meat was found inside of a garbage bag stuffed with snow.
In addition to the meat, deputies found marijuana and the names and numbers of all the people who bought meat from the trio.
The recovered meat is valued at more than $9,000.
The suspects are being held at the Wayne County Justice Center.