Perry Co. deputy discovers mobile meth lab under child’s car seat

NEW LEXINGTON, OH (WCMH) — Perry County Sheriff William Barker says his deputies have arrested a man after finding a mobile meth lab in his car.

CREDIT: Perry County Sheriff’s Office

Sgt. David Briggs stopped 34-year-old Charles Huff of New Lexington on April 14 at approximately 9:43pm for “a minor equipment malfunction.” His K9 partner Argo alerted him to the presence of drugs in the vehicle.

Briggs investigated and found a 2-year-old child strapped into a car seat as well as 3 one-pot meth labs, according to the sheriff’s office. One of the labs was under the child’s seat.

Huff was arrested on “felony counts of illegal drug manufacturing, illegal possession of chemicals to produce drugs and felony child endangering.”

The child was given to relatives. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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