October 26, 2014

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Sharon Township woman arrested in meth investigation

A 47-year-old Sharon Township woman is accused of trying to buy an illegal amount of pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Sandra Nash was arrested Wednesday on an outstanding warrant after Medina County Drug Task Force agents, assisted by county sheriff’s deputies, executed a search warrant at her home in the 6500 block of Ridge Road.

Task force agents are looking for another resident, Richard Bostwick, 40, who was not home at the time of the search but also is wanted on outstanding arrest warrants accusing him of attempting to purchase an illegal amount of pseudoephedrine.

Nash was taken to the Medina County Jail, where she was video arraigned Thursday before Wadsworth Municipal Judge Stephen B. McIlvaine.

She pleaded not guilty and was released on a personal recognizance bond.

The search warrant was issued after task force agents said they developed information that led them to believe that the residents of the home were involved in manufacturing methamphetamine.

Agents conducting the search reported seizing several chemicals commonly used in manufacturing methamphetamine. Additional items seized were submitted to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation lab for testing.

While the charges against Nash and Bostwick are misdemeanors, a task force spokesperson said county Prosecutor Dean Holman may present the cases to a grand jury, which could return felony indictments.

The spokesperson added that the investigation is ongoing and additional people may face criminal charges.

Contact David Knox at (330) 721-4065 or dknox@medina-gazette.com.