RICHMOND TOWNSHIP — A man wanted on warrants was arrested Tuesday at a home where suspected meth and a handgun were found.
Jarrod Harmon, 37, of Dorset Township, was arrested just before 5 p.m. on warrants through the Adult Parole Authority and the Richland County Sheriff’s Office as well as charges of possession of meth, illegal assembly of chemicals to manufacture drugs, having weapons under disability and possession of criminal tools, according to a police report.
Harmon, who the report states has violent tendencies and is known to abuse drugs, was actively being sought by the Adult Parole Authority and the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies went to a residence at 4560 Footville-Richmond Road and when they arrived a woman shut the front door as they arrived. The woman and Harmon could be seen through a window running around inside, the report states.
After multiple attempts to get them to open the door, deputies entered and arrested Harmon. Suspected meth was found in Harmon’s pants pocket along with nearly $3,000.
While searching the home deputies found a suspected meth lab inside a cooler in a bedroom, as well as chunks of meth on a bathroom floor and the rim of a toilet seat, the report states.
A semi-automatic pistol, suspected marijuana, two digital scales and packing materials used to sell illegal narcotics were also found in a floor safe along with Harmon’s food stamp card, the report states.