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Oberlin man indicted for allegedly running meth lab

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    Sean Black



ELYRIA — An Oberlin man has been indicted on felony charges for allegedly running a meth lab at his home.

Sean Black, 47, was indicted on a first-degree felony charge of illegal manufacture or cultivation of drugs, a third-degree felony count of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs and a fifth-degree felony charge of possessing criminal tools by a Lorain County grand jury, according to court documents unsealed Thursday.

According to Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will, Black allegedly ran a meth lab in his home, which is an apartment on U.S. Route 20, court records show.

“The Elyria Police Department received information during an investigation that there was an individual in the city of Oberlin operating a methamphetamine manufacturing lab,” Will said. “They got a hold of the Lorain County Drug Task Force and provided them with all the information they had.”

The drug task force acquired a search warrant for Black’s home, Will said.

“They went to Mr. Black’s house and served the search warrant,” he said. “Lo and behold, there was a meth lab.”

According to the indictment, Black was arrested Sept. 11. His case first went through Oberlin Municipal Court, and then was bound over for the grand jury to consider Sept. 18.

Will said investigators are waiting for results of forensic testing on some of the evidence from the case. He said the case is under investigation and additional charges are possible.

Contact Scott Mahoney at 329-7146 or smahoney@chroniclet.com. Follow him on Twitter @SMahoneyCT.
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