August 20, 2014

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Police arrest 2 for allegedly cooking meth

Some of the items found at 63 High St. in Elyria on Wednesday. COURTESY LORAIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Some of the items found at 63 High St. in Elyria on Wednesday. COURTESY LORAIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

ELYRIA — Police arrested two people Tuesday for allegedly cooking methamphetamines in a High Street home.

Feliesha Light

Feliesha Light

Steven Thacker

Steven Thacker

Lorain County Drug Task Force Commander Dennis Cavanaugh also said that a bedridden elderly woman who was living at 63 High St. was hospitalized because of medical problems. Adult Protective Services also was brought in because of the conditions the woman was living in, he said.

“The conditions were deplorable,” Cavanaugh said.

The Drug Task Force and Elyria police raided the home Tuesday and found components to manufacture meth, a highly addictive stimulant, inside. They also found 10 bottles that were being used to cook meth in what’s known as the “one pot” or “shake and bake” method.

Cavanaugh said the contents of one bottle were still undergoing the chemical process used to create meth.

Drug Task Force news release stated Tuesday’s raid was the result of an investigation into the purchase of pseudoephedrine, which is commonly found in cold medication. That drug, along with ammonium nitrate, lithium batteries, camping fuel and drain cleaner is used to cook meth, a process that generates toxic fumes and waste.

Cavanaugh said specially trained officers from the Drug Task Force and Lorain police had to wear protective gear to remove evidence from the home once it was evacuated. He said Elyria officials have condemned the house because of its condition.

The two people who were arrested in connection with the meth lab, Steven Thacker, 36, and Feliesha Light, 28, weren’t home when police arrived, but they were tracked to downtown Elyria, where they were arrested and brought back to the scene. Cavanaugh said both Thacker and Light have been charged with illegal manufacture of methamphetamine.

He said besides Thacker and Light, three other people lived at the home, including the elderly woman. He said it appears at least one of the other two people who lived there was aware of the meth production, but that aspect of the investigation is still ongoing.

The High Street site was the fifth meth lab discovered so far this year in Lorain County, Cavanaugh said.

Contact Brad Dicken at 329-7147 or bdicken@chroniclet.com. Follow him on Twitter @BradDickenCT.

  • golfingirl

    Neck Tattoo.

    • luvmytoaster

      Well at least they seem to be evenly aligned…..

      • SniperFire

        She has THAT going for her. Which is nice.

    • Kevin Jenkins

      Why judge people? are you perfect?

    • Razorback Twou

      Yup, must be a sign for “stupid”.

    • SniperFire

      Nothing says ‘I”m and unemployable loser’ quite like a neck tat.

  • DonMega

    Is that to boys.

  • Arietta Sullivan

    she’s bad news.i know more about her history then i do of the man’s but that girl needs help bad&this here is just the beginning of why she needs help. all i know,she better stay away from my mom&this house i’m in.i hope the courts don’t let off easy but i wouldn’t be surprise..again.

    • Robbie Tomblin-Hengartner

      She is preg with 3rd kid now.n she don’t keep any of them…sad..they have been on dope for years now.smh

  • Pablo Jones

    It is horrible that this economy is so bad addicts can’t even afford to go out and buy their drugs they have to make it themselves. In a better economy they would at least be able to afford to pay other people to buy the pseudo.

    • Mark B

      Someone should inform Obama , he could focus on Jobs with his Laser again

  • me101

    The street is appropriately named!!

    • luvmytoaster

      LMAO!!!!

  • golfingirl

    Hey, some women cook dinner, some cook meth.

    At least she knows a woman’s place is in the kitchen!

  • ekwaykway

    Man I’d like to bail her out!!!

  • Jeff

    Let the cleansing begin!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mchel

    I’m completely disgusted that they would do this while living in the home of two seniors, but I guess you can’t expect any better from methheads. They care about no one other than their next fix, all the while ruining the lives of the home owners. This man does not deserve the fallout that he is facing. He’s only ever tried to help the woman and her family. I pray that he has enough sense to throw in the towel before it gets any worse.

  • Wheresmypocketprotector

    They looked tweaked for their 15 minutes of shame.