Coyne
Coyne

VAN WERT — Two area persons were arrested Monday by Van Wert County Sheriff’s deputies after they were found with a mobile meth lab.

According to Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach, a deputy stopped a vehicle at approximately 7:20 p.m. after seeing the driver commit several traffic violations. During the stop, the deputy determined there were chemicals and components used to manufacture Methamphetamine inside the vehicle.

Deputies next contacted the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI). Agents from BCI responded to the scene to process and dispose of the chemicals. Investigators with the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force were also called in to assist with the investigation.

Arrested were Austin Coyne, 21, Convoy and Jack Eddy, 18, Payne. Each was charged with one third-degree felony count of possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, and was taken to the Van Wert County Jail to await arraignment in Van Wert Municipal Court. According to Riggenbach, the investigation is continuing and more charges may be filed in the case.