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3 arrested after suspected 'shake and bake' meth lab found in Chesapeake, OH

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Three people were arrested at the scene of what deputies believe is a "shake and bake" meth lab in Lawrence County, Ohio.

A bail bondsman went to the home of a man who had failed to show up for court early Wednesday morning when he found Donald Workman allegedly tending to an active meth lab and called authorities, according to the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies found four people on the back porch at 276 County Road 124 in Chesapeake near the meth activity, deputies said.

Sheriff Jeff Lawless described the scene as a "shake and bake" type meth lab consisting of chemicals, soda bottles and hoses.

Lawless said this type of operation can be dangerous because the chemical reaction can be volatile.

Deputies arrested Donald Workman, of South Point, and charged him with manufacturing illegal drugs, bond revocation and APA violation.

Deputies also arrested Jan Bess, of Chesapeake, and Jennifer Hinchman, of Huntington, who and charged them with complicity to manufacturing a controlled substance.

Additional charges may be added as the investigation continues, deputies said.

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