Last updated: June 24. 2014 7:22PM - 1393 Views
Beth Sergent bsergent@civitasmedia.com

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NEW HAVEN —A search for a woman on parole led to the arrest of a New Haven man for allegedly operating or attempting to operate a meth lab.

Jonathan F. Gibbs, 29, New Haven, has been charged with operating or attempting to operate a clandestine lab after being arrested by Chief D.L. Hardwick of the New Haven Police Department. Gibbs appeared before Mason County Magistrate Gail Roush who set his bond at $100,000. His case has been assigned to Magistrate Cheryl Miller Ross who will set a preliminary hearing.

According to the official criminal complaint filed in magistrate court, on Saturday, Hardwick was asked by county parole officers to assist them in locating Julianne Mays, age and address unreported. Hardwick says because Mays is the girlfriend of Gibbs, this led himself and the parole officers to Gibbs’ residence at 312 Fifth St., Apt. 100.

The complaint says the parole officers made entry into the apartment and located Mays. The officers also began searching the residence and allegedly found items consistent with making meth. These items, located under the sink, included rubber tubing, liquid drain cleaner, table salt, liquid fire and Coleman fuel, according to the complaint.

As of Tuesday evening, Gibbs remained housed in the Western Regional Jail.

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