Springfield father indicted on meth lab, child endangering charges

A Clark County grand jury has approved charges against a man who was accused of making meth inside of a home with children present.

Joseph M. Setty, 44, of Springfield, faces charges of illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs and endangering children, according to court records.

In early February Springfield police and Ohio BCI agents entered a home in the 1100 block of Lagonda Avenue and seized a small amount of equipment from a suspected meth lab, police said.

Suspected meth-making equipment was sent to BCI laboratories for further testing at the time, investigators said.

Setty was arrested a few weeks later by police.

He is currently booked in the Clark County Jail on charges of child endangering and is scheduled to appear in a Clark County Common Pleas court to be arraigned on the new charges later this week, according to court records.

Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson reports that the grand jury met Monday and also returned the following indictments:

Joseph Eickleberry, 32: Failure to appear.

Jessica Megan-Fanchon Rhoads, 30: Failure to appear.

Brianne Arlene Marshall, 31, 1426 S. Limestone St.: Possession of heroin.

Kristina Louise Booghier, 28, 214 W. Southern Ave.: Endangering children.

Daysha M. Edwards, 20, 1802 Norwood Ave.: Illegal processing of drug documents (two counts).

Terry Lynn Fletcher Jr., 40: Theft.

James Troy Allen, 43, 364 S. Belmont Ave.: Theft, forgery (two counts).

Latasha Renee Rife, 30, 1636 East St.: Endangering children.

Michael Murray, 29: Failure to appear.

Joshua S. Clay, 27, 1407 S. Center Blvd., Apt. C: Operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (two counts) and endangering children.

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