by Ricky Mulvey
Loveland, Ohio - On Wednesday afternoon Assistant Police Chief, Captain Dennis Rahe answered questions about a “rolling meth lab” the department discovered on Tuesday morning after they stopped a green van for a traffic offense.
The arrest occured outside of the Shell gas station at 10629 Loveland-Madeira Road.
It has since been learned that Loveland's canine team was called to the scene when officers suspected that there may be drugs in the vehicle. A physical search of the van was conducted and chemicals and materials for the production of methamphetamines were discovered.
Based on the evidence found at the traffic stop a search warrant was conducted at a residence in Loveland and additional evidence was discovered. A male Loveland resident was charged with one count of illegally manufacturing methamphetamines.
Investigators from the Clermont Drug Unit, Hamilton County Drug Reduction Task Force, and the State of Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation responded. In addition, possible stolen vehicle parts were found and the Ohio State Highway Patrol became involved.