New Haven man arrested on meth charge

By Beth Sergent -

NEW HAVEN — A New Haven man has been arrested and accused of making methamphetamine.

Christopher J. Arrington, 37, was arrested by deputies with the Mason County Sheriff’s Department this week and charged with operate or attempt to operate a clandestine lab. He appeared for arraignment before Magistrate Cheryl Miller Ross who set his bond at $100,000.

According to the criminal complaint filed in magistrate court, Deputy Stewart, Cpl. Rhodes, Deputy Ferrell and Deputy Peterson arrived in the 300-block of 7th Street in New Haven, in reference to a call that there was alleged, illegal activity going on in a residence by Arrington.

After Arrington gave consent to search the residence, deputies located a box of Sudafed and the packs inside that were empty, two bottles of liquid drain opener, four cans of camping fuel, used coffee filters with a “gravely” substance inside them, several empty ice packs, baggies, multiple syringes and two receipts from when Sudafed was purchased a day prior to the search by deputies. Outside the residence on the porch, deputies found two bottles of Drano crystals, a gas generator, empty lithium battery packs, another empty box of Sudafed and two lithium batteries cut open.

Cpl. Rhodes, who is also the sheriff’s department meth tech, said all the listed ingredients found could be used to make a clandestine lab, according to the complaint.

If convicted of operate or attempt to operate a clandestine lab, a person could face jail in a state correctional facility for not less than two years nor more than 10 years, or fined not less than $5,000 or more than $25,000, or both.

As of Wednesday evening, Arrington remained incarcerated at the Western Regional Jail.

By Beth Sergent

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