Meth lab discovered in Grant County vehicle

Police: Arrests made on charges related to discovery

Published On: Oct 11 2012 07:59:40 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 11 2012 08:06:13 PM CDT
LANCASTER, Wis. -

A methamphetamine lab was discovered in a vehicle Thursday morning after police were called to a Grant County pharmacy.

The Grant County Sheriff's Department and Lancaster police arrived at the Shopko pharmacy, where people had purchased Sudafed and ice packs, according to employees.

Police later stopped a Dodge Stratus in the parking lot of Gasser True Value, where they detained two men, a woman and a 2-year-old female.  Upon inspecting the vehicle, police found items used to make methamphetamine and bottles of an unknown substance.

According to the Wisconsin Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement and Response Task Force, also known as the CLEAR task force, six methods for creating the drug known as "shake-n-bake," an extremely combustible way to manufacture meth, were in the vehicle.  Four of the six were actively cooking, police said.

Daniel Ohara, 28, of Prairie Du Chien; George Vallum, 31, of Boscobel; and Serena Buckham, 34, of Blue River; were arrested on charges related to the discovery.  Charges include possession of methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, and recklessly endangering the safety of a child.

A hazardous cleanup team will remove the waste, and the vehicle was impounded.