NEW LEXINGTON – The Perry County Sheriff’s Office recently announced that Christopher
D. Reedy, age 54, was indicted on one (1) count of Illegal Manufacturing of Drugs w/a forfeiture specification – a felony of the Second Degree, one (1) count of Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacturing of Drugs w/a forfeiture specification – a felony of the third degree and one (1) count of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs w/a forfeiture specification – a felony of the fourth degree.
On May 23, 2016, Reedy is alleged to have met agents of the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force at the Circle K gas station on State Route 13 in Thornville and selling a quantity of methamphetamine to them.
Then on January 15, 2016, Perry County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the address of 11482 Honey Creek Road / Thornville, Ohio after a report that a methamphetamine lab was found in a trash can. Upon their arrival, they interviewed an elderly male who owns the property situated at this address. The male told deputies that he allowed Reedy to move into his residence to help the elderly male with chores around his home.
During a search of the home, deputies locate methamphetamine and meth making materials both inside the home as well as four (4) one pot style meth production vessels in a trash can on the property.
Later that evening, agents with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force located Reedy at a residence in Thornport. Reedy was placed under arrest and a later search of his van revealed more methamphetamine and chemicals used to produce drugs.
If convicted on all counts, Reedy faces up to ten (10) years in prison. Reedy is currently incarcerated at the Noble Correctional Institution on unrelated drug charges.