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Pair accused of making meth in the presence of children

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Two Bellflower Rd. residents will likely spend the holidays in jail after law enforcement officials busted up a meth lab in Harrison Twp. Dec. 20.

Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams said a search warrant was obtained after a lengthy investigation of marijuana and methamphetamines “meth” being sold and meth manufactured at a home at 3116 Bellflower Rd, Carrollton.

“What makes it so alarming is that during controlled buys of drugs by undercover agents in the home, there were young children present,” said Williams.

The three children, ages seven months to seven years, were removed from the home during the raid and sent with family members.

Officers arrested Larry G. Kelley, 49, and Tiffani N. Redovian, 27, both the Bellflower Rd. address.

Kelley was charged with two counts of trafficking in drugs, both fourth degree felonies; two counts of trafficking in drugs, both fifth degree felonies; and trafficking in drugs, a third degree felony (it took place in the vicinity of school or juvenile), all stemming from the sale of drugs to undercover agents. He was also charged with the illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a first degree felony, and endangering children, a third degree felony.

Redovian was charged with one count of trafficking in drugs, a fourth degree felony; illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs and endangering children.

Both are being held on $500,000 cash or surety bonds, set Dec. 23 in Carroll County Municipal Court.

Williams said when officers arrived they discovered “a very large amount of dangerous waste products from the meth manufacturing process and several bottles that were still putting off toxic gases.”
A specialized unit from the Holmes County Sheriff’s Department processed the hazardous scene and removed the toxic items for safe disposal.

Both Kelley and Redovian have previous drug convictions. Kelly was convicted in Harrison County in 1996 of trafficking in drugs and trafficking in marijuana and sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Redovian was convicted of deception to obtain a dangerous drug and illegally processing drug documents in 2008 in Carroll County. She was placed on probation

Agencies assisting in the investigation and raid along with Carroll County Sheriff’s Department officials, were narcotics officers from the Multi County LEAD Task Force, Tuscarawas, Harrison and Holmes counties Sheriff’s Departments, Carrollton and Cadiz Police Departments and Great Trail Fire Department.

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