Two arrested for making meth in a car

Staff report

Two adults were arrested after police discovered a ‘mobile meth lab’ in their car Sept. 2 at Meijer on state Route 28 in Miami Township.

According to a release from Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, the narcotics unit received information about two individuals involved in possible drug activity at the Meijer.

Agents from the narcotics unit, along with Miami Township police patrol officers conducted a stop of the vehicle driven by the individuals.

“During the initial contact with the individuals officers located two Gatorade bottles known as ‘One Pots,’ cooking Methamphetamine on the front floorboard of the vehicle,” Sheriff Rodenberg said in the release.

An area of the parking lot was roped off during the investigation, and narcotics units dismantled and neutralized chemical hazards with the assistance of the Miami Township Fire Department.

John Tunon, 37, of Wilmington and Samantha Snyder, 33, of Lynchburg, were arrested and charged with illegal manufacturing of Methamphetamine, a first-degree felony.

The charges could result in up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine, according to the release.

The case will be presented and reviewed by the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office and additional charges may result.

Tunon and Snyder remain in Clermont County Jail.

Tunon and Snyder are both scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 3 p.m. Sept. 10 in front of Judge Kevin Miles.

According to Sheriff Rodenberg, the Clermont County Narcotics Unit has seized 38 Methamphetamine labs in Clermont County in 2013. During the same time period last year, 15 Methamphetamine labs were seized.