Editor's note: this story originally included the incorrect address of the location of the methamphetamine lab. Incorrect information was provided by authorities.
Four Kent-area residents were among those arrested by the Portage County Drug Task Force on charges of operating a meth lab in Franklin Township just east of Kent.
Task force agents uncovered the lab at 6490 Cherry Lane in the Village of Brady Lake, which is slightly north and east of Kent.
Officers arrested: Michael D. Piskac, 30, of 6467 Cherry Lane; Adam Scott Bell, 32, of 3759 Pelham Lane, Brimfield Township; Ashley Ann Mitrovic, 23, of 6467 Cherry Lane; Theresa Youngblood, 34, of 6490 Cherry Lane; and Cynthia A Wilson, 41, of Uniontown, OH, according to the Portage County Sheriff's Office.
Piskac, Mitrovic, Youngblood and Bell all were charged with illegal manufacturing of methamphetamine, a first-degree felony. Wilson was charged with possession of a drug abuse instrument, a second-degree misdemeanor.
The Kent Fire Department responded to ventilate the house while members of the task force's clandestine drug lab clean-up collected evidence from the house Saturday. A chemical disposal company was called to the scene to remove the toxic chemicals.
Portage County Sheriff Dave Doak said the task force received a tip about the lab and confirmed its operation following a two-day investigation. An active lab was found in the basement.
Task force agents plan to present additional evidence to the Portage County Prosecutor's Office seeking additional charges in the bust.
Portage County Drug Task Force is comprised of members from the Portage County Sheriff’s Office, Portage County Prosecutor’s Office, cities of Aurora, Kent, Ravenna and Streetsboro and the Village of Garrettsville, U.S. Drug Enforcement and U.S Department of Homeland Security.