The Defiance Police Department along with the Multi Area Narcotics Task force responded to a house fire resulting from a vessel failure during the manufacturing of methamphetamine on June 14. The residence, located on Holgate Ave. in Defiance, sustained physical damage and one person was treated and released for chemical burns before being taken to CCNO. Those arrested for Manufacturing Methamphetamine a felony of the 2nd degree are 23 year old Zachary Hancock, 28 year old Alissa Andrews, 23 year old Brandi Hale, 26 year old Kurtis Puckett all of Defiance and 19 year old Justin Mann of Fremont.
The defendants in the case are being held at Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio and are scheduled to appear before the Defiance Municipal Court today. The Defiance County Prosecutors Office will review the case for presentation to the Defiance County Grand Jury.