December 21, 2014

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Police say meth lab found in North Ridgeville attic

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Police are investigating a methamphetamine lab found in the attic of a Glenwood Court home.

At approximately 10:39 a.m. Monday, the resident of a home in the 33100 block of Glenwood Court called police to report that someone was possibly living in the attic above the garage of their home.

Officers arrived to find 27-year-old Conni Miller, who police learned had been living in the attic for approximately one week.

Police also found several indications of a crystal methamphetamine operation, according to a news release from the North Ridgeville Police Department.

The Detective Bureau, as well as agents from the Lorain County Drug Task Force, investigated the area and discovered items for manufacturing methamphetamine in the garage. The lab was removed with assistance from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations, according to police.

Police said 37-year-old Robert Reed, the adult son living at the home, had been hiding Miller in the attic without his parent’s knowledge. Reed is currently being held at the city’s jail after items used for smoking methamphetamine were allegedly found in his possession.

Miller was arrested on outstanding warrants through the North Ridgeville and Avon police departments.

The investigation into the methamphetamine lab is ongoing.

Contact Chelsea Miller at 329-7123 or cmiller@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter @ChelseaMillerCT.