Salem home condemned until cleaned of drug-making materials

A new city ordinance requires such homes be cleaned by companies certified in handling drug labs and then be retested

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SALEM, Ohio (WYTV) – The Salem home that was the site of a suspected methamphetamine lab has been condemned until it can be cleaned of any drug-making materials.

City officials issued the order on the South Union Avenue home on Thursday. It came after police, Sheriff’s deputies and members of the local Drug Task Force raided the home and found materials used to manufacture meth.

It was the second time in less than a month that investigators reported finding the drug-making materials at the home.

A new city ordinance requires such homes be thoroughly cleaned by companies certified in handling drug labs and then be retested to ensure all hazardous materials have been removed. This was the first time that the new regulations have been enforced since council passed them last month.

A man and woman have been charged as part of the investigation.