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Suspected Meth House Searched; 5 Children Removed From Home

Jason and Brandi Little were arrested Tuesday after a suspected meth lab was found by police in their Stow residence.

Updated Feb. 21, 10:13 p.m.

Five children were taken in by Summit County Children’s Services on Feb. 19 after Stow police found them living with their parents in a suspected meth house.

The parents, Jason Little, 37, and Brandi Little, 28, of Stow, were arrested, charged with multiple felonies and taken to Summit County Jail, according to Stow Police Chief Louis Dirker.

The investigation was triggered Tuesday after police received a tip from a Lakeview Intermediate School employee that one of their 12-year-old students came to class smelling like chemicals, said Dirker.

Stow police, along with the Summit County Drug Unit, searched the child’s residence – located at 1842 Lillian Rd. -- and found components used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

“An active ‘one-pot’ meth lab, commonly referred to as the ‘shake and bake method,’ along with chemicals and equipment were discovered in the basement and in the garage of the residence,” said Dirker.

Children ages 2, 8, 9, 11 and 12 were removed from the home. 

Jason and Brandi Little were charged with the illegal manufacture of drugs, a first-degree felony; illegal assembly of chemicals, a second-degree felony; and endangering children, a third-degree felony. 

Both will be arraigned Wednesday in Stow Municipal Court. 

Harmon February 23, 2013 at 03:21 AM
We need an edit feature on here. Drives me nuts after i proof read my comments and want to fix my spellind ):
Melissa Bysura February 23, 2013 at 01:29 PM
How can we tell the difference between a sick person and a common drug addict with no concern for his/her own children? It's a slippery slope to start labeling drug addicts (especially those that put 5 of their own children directly in harms way) as simply being mentally unstable. And in either case, addicts or sick, their children would be better off somewhere safer. I don't care what happens to the parents, prison, rehab, whatever... they made that bed they can sleep in it. It's the children I'm concerned about. Will they end up in the "system", which is almost as bad as living in a meth house. Will they be split up? Will they be ripped from their schools and friends? This should be our focus, helping the children.
Amanda Harnocz March 05, 2013 at 02:59 PM
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Annie Hibbard April 28, 2013 at 09:58 PM
I grew up with these people, I even baby sat their children. Calling them scum and other harsh names are so hypocritical!! So they hit a rough patch and made some mistakes. I'm sure you have things you put before your children... money, sex, materialistic things. You have no right to judge them. Yes, what they did was wrong and they obviously shouldn't have done it, but do you really have the right and the place to call them scum? No, you don't. Kinda sad when a 17 year old has better morals than an adult.
Thompson Fitzgerald April 28, 2013 at 10:44 PM
Thank god there wasn't a Meth Explosion in this house. What a poor decision for these adults to make. And yes, when you jeopardize your children's safety for your SCUMBAG addictions or to make money- you are not a good parent. I am glad they were such sweet and nice people, who cares.

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