DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton Police confirmed liquid methamphetamine and multiple portable labs for making the drug were found at a residence in the 2000 block of King Ave.
36-year-old Glen Beverly is facing numerous charges for illegally manufacturing the drugs where he, his sister, and her children live.
His sister called 911 on Thursday afternoon after she felt he disregarded their safety by making the drugs in their basement.
The Narcotics Bureau Commander of Dayton Police, Lt. Mark Ponichtera, said they are grateful for the call, because this kind of operation is quite volatile.
“The Fire Department had to have HAZMAT response,” said Ponichtera. “We had to have specially trained individuals, not only from our department, from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, come out and assist us and to perform a cleanup there, so it’s quite extensive and quite dangerous.”
Montgomery County ADAMHS told 2NEWS meth is making a slight resurgence in the Miami Valley, and Lt. Ponichtera agreed.
One reason, ADAMHS cited, was that addicts know that unlike opiates, meth does not necessarily lead to immediate death because of an overdose.
Law enforcement have also made a significant effort in curtailing the opioid epidemic, but now meth is trying to take its place.
“Most of the methamphetamine we see here in this region has been brought from outside the country, across the border,” said Ponichtera. “So efforts to help reduce that have done some of its job. Some people who are not connected with any kind of drug cartel will attempt to do that on their own, and that seems to be the case here.”