Three people were taken into custody after the find
While searching for the driver of a crashed vehicle near East Monroe early Thursday morning, deputies from the Highland County Sheriff’s office came upon a suspicious vehicle on Jury Road near Centerfield Road, that led to a portable meth lab.
According to the deputy, as he was conducting an investigation he was led to search the side of the roadway. As he walked along the side of the road along a cornfield, he discovered a man lying face down approximately five rows inside the cornfield. After ordering the man out of the corn and securing him in his vehicle, he searched the cornfield where the man had been laying and found a backpack with smoke emitting a vapor or smoke. He believed it to be a working meth lab.
The Highland County Sheriff’s Special Response Trailer was dispatched to the scene along with Paint Creek Fire/EMS, where a "one-pot" working lab in a Mountain Dew bottle. The substance was able to neutralize the contents of the bottle.
Three people were taken into investigative custody at the scene. The driver of the black Honda Accord, Leah Kline, a passenger in the vehicle, Charles Howard Jr, and the man laying in the cornfield, Nathan Snodgrass. Reportedly, a fourth man was also at the scene but was unable to be located by the deputies.