A Ross County Grand Jury has indicted a Chillicothe man on multiple felony counts.
According to the Prosecutor's Office, the Chillicothe Police Department was called to the Subway restaurant on High Street on the evening of May 7th in reference to a man passed out in his vehicle. An officer found 34-year-old Benjamin Hatmacher passed out inside a black Land Rover in rear of the parking lot.
The officer observed a neon green plastic tray with a crushed white powder on it. When the officer removed Hatmacher from vehicle two small plastic baggies fell from Hatmacher's waistband.
Another officer located an unloaded Smith and Wesson .22 caliber pistol in Hatmachers waistband. During inventory of the vehicle, officers found an AK47, MK22, and an AP10.
Hatmacher was indicted for Possession of Cocaine and Having Weapons While Under Disability.
Also indicted were four Chillicothe residents on multiple felony counts involving a meth lab.
On April 16th, officers responded to 928 Gilmore St. in reference to a possible Meth operation in the garage. Officers located 43-year-old Kimberly Richter exiting the garage and secured her. The other defendants, Joshua A. Irvin, Charles J. Stewart, and Cheyenne E. Sowers, were secured inside the garage.
The fire department was called in and neutralized numerous containers containing one pot meth labs. After speaking to the defendants it was determined that they were cooking meth and still had an active lab inside the garage. Inside the garage, officers found drain cleaner, strips of lithium, plastic tubing, funnels, coffee filters, empty blister packs of pseudophedrine, and coleman fuel.
In the yard officers found one bag containing 3.4 grams of meth.
Richter and Sowers were charged with Complicity To Illegal Manufacture Of Drugs and Illegal Assembly Or Possession Of Chemicals For The Manufacture Of Drugs.
Irvin and Stewart were charged with IIlegal Manufacture Of Drugs, Illegal Assembly Or Possession Of Chemicals For The Manufacture Of Drugs and Aggravated Possession Of Drugs.