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The Twinsburg Police Department raided what it believes to be a meth lab in Twinsburg on Sunday.
The manager of the Twinsburg Inn on Ravenna Road called police on Oct. 7 around 11 p.m. to report a funny smell and smoke coming from one of the rooms.
She said she confronted the tenants about the smoke when she realized the items in the room were being used to make methamphetamine.
When she told the three people in the room she was calling the police, they all got in a car and drove away.
According to police, when officers arrived they found tools and ingredients for making meth including:
- a bottle of drain cleaner
- a 20 ounce soda bottle with tubes coming out with a smoking, brown substance inside
- plastic tubing
- coffee filters
- and a measuring cup.
Officers located the car the tenant left in on Cannon Road and arrested Emileigh Scripa, 32, of Solon.
While searching the car police found iodized salt, coffee filters and a digital scale, linking her to the items in the hotel, according to police.
Scripa was charged with illegal manufacturing of drugs, possession of chemicals to manufacture drugs, tampering with evidence, and possession of criminal tools, all felonies.
Narcotics agents think the lab was used to make methamphetamine via the shake-and-bake or one-pot method, which involves combining the ingredients in a single sealed container and shaking it to increase the pressure.