Serena Potrafke / Courtesy Clermont County Sheriff's Office
William Scro / Courtesy Clermont County Sheriff's Office
(BATAVIA TOWNSHIP, OH) - The Clermont County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team and the Clermont County Narcotics Unit excuted two search warrants Thursday morning at a mobile home park in Batavia Township.
The warrants were served in the Greenbriar Mobile Home Park on state Route 32 following a three month long investigation.
In one of the residences, agents found all components of a "red phosphorus lab" The second residence contained byproducts from the manufacturing process as well as additional chemicals.
Deputies believe the occupants of both residences were working together to manufacture methamphetamine using the red phosphorus method.
In addition to finding materials used to make meth, approximately four to five grams with a street value of approximately $500 in manufactured Meth was recovered from the residences.
The red phosphorus method of Meth manufacturing is a serious concern for law enforcement because of its explosive potential. According to Chief Deputy Rick Combs, the investigation into this matter is on going and no injuries or incidents were reported during this morning's operation.
Serena Potrafke, 19, and William T. Scro, 37, were arrested and charged with Illegal Manufacture of Drugs. Scro is also being held on a parole violation. Both are confined in the Clermont County Jail.