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Police and EMA clean up remnants of meth lab

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WARREN, Ohio - Police are investigating after finding remnants of a meth lab in the Warren Heights neighborhood Tuesday morning.

Responder Melanie Gambill told 21 News, police and hazmat crews were called out to the scene on Douglas street in a field near an apartment building just after 10 p.m. Monday night.

A concerned female called Gambill saying she found a backpack in the field and suspected suspicious materials inside.

Trumbull County hazmat, TAG and Warren police responded to the incident where they found remnants consisting of bottles with removed labels, a bottle of lye and a bottle of drain cleaner. They also found a liquid filled mason jar and a gas generator.

Out of percaution, Warren firefighters helped at the scene but they do not believe residents nearby were at risk.

"It's terrible," says resident Rex Valore. "I mean, who would want their kids around something that can hurt them."

Lt. Orr, supervisor for Trumbull Ashtabula Group (TAG) told 21 News that police and the Trumbull County EMA cleaned up the remnants by 1 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Remnants were sent off to be tested.

While meth-related discoveries are a little more prevelant in Summit and Portage Counties, officials in Trumbull County told 21 News Reporter Lindsay McCoy that this is the fourth meth-related incident this year.

They say this could be a trend in the county on the rise, though neighbors in this neigborhood say that this could happen anywhere.

"It's a family area; it's quiet, I've been here for 24 years and it's a very nice community," says resident Leroy McKinzie. "Everybody gets along together in this community and we don't have that many problems. You have problems in any neighborhood."

Police do not have a suspect at this time but they do have a person of interest to question.

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