on a tip, the Washington County Major Crimes Task Force and Belpre Police conducted a
raid at a Belpre home Saturday night and found what they were expecting:
all the ingredients and tools needed to operate a significant
Michael Packard, 46, was in his home at 811 Walnut Street when the raid
occurred. He was jailed on a felony charge of assembling chemicals and
will have an initial appearance in court today.
Marietta Fire Department haz-mat unit assisted Belpre firefighters in
dealing with the potentially volatile chemicals found inside the house.