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Authorities raid suspected meth lab in Austintown

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Austintown police say they found two children inside a home where authorities believe methamphetamine was being produced.

Police were joined by agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and members of the Drug Task Force teams from Mahoning and Portage Counties in serving a search warrant on a home at 1149 Ohltown Road on Tuesday.

Mahoning County Drug Task Force Commander Jeff Solic tells 21 News that investigators are still reviewing items confiscated from the home, but says they did find evidence that methamphetamine was being made at the address.

No charges have been filed.  Two children, who Solic says are six years old or less, were living at the home. They have been turned over to the care of relatives. 

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the chemicals used to produce methamphetamine are extremely hazardous. Some are highly volatile and may ignite or explode if mixed or stored improperly. Fire and explosion pose risks not only to the individuals producing the drug but also to anyone in the surrounding area, including children, neighbors, and passersby.

The Justice Department also says that simply being exposed to the toxic chemicals used to produce the drug poses a variety of health risks, including intoxication, dizziness, nausea, disorientation, lack of coordination, pulmonary edema, serious respiratory problems, severe chemical burns, and damage to internal organs.

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