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Three arrested for stealing ammonia from a fertilizer facility

Matthew Paytes (Source Warren County Jail) Matthew Paytes (Source Warren County Jail)
Adam Williams (Source Warren County Jail) Adam Williams (Source Warren County Jail)
Kathleen Johnson (Source Warren County Jail) Kathleen Johnson (Source Warren County Jail)

Posted by Amber Jenkins - email

CLERMONT COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - Three people were arrested for stealing a chemical commonly used in the making of methamphetamine.

At 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, Warren County Deputies and the Hamilton Township Police responded to a burglar alarm the Southwest Landmark fertilizer facility in Pleasant Plain.

When police arrived, they found a large cut into the security fence and two men inside the fenced area. A propane tank filled with Anhydrous Ammonia was found near by along with a female suspect who was inside a vehicle.

Anhydrous ammonia is used in farming as a source of fertilizer and is commonly stolen to make meth, according to authorities.

All three suspects were arrested.

Matthew Paytes, 38, and Adam Williams, 28, are charged with Breaking and Entering, Theft, and Possession of Criminal Tools. Kathleen Johnson, 41, is charged with Complicity to Breaking and Entering, Complicity of Theft, and Possession of Criminal tools.

All three are being held at the Warren County Jail.

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