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Ada police discover possible meth lab

Drug charges may be facing an Ada man arrested on Nov. 21 for domestic violence.

According to reports from other area media, Ada Police responded to a complaint at 415 N. Main St., Ada, of domestic violence at about 11:15 a.m. on Saturday.

During the police investigation the Icon understands that officers were advised of an unknown substance being produced by a man in the apartment.

The man was identified as Rodrick Stevens, 31, formerly of Florida, who is now living in Ada.

Officers discovered items consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamines and quickly secured the home, a news release from the Ada Police Department reported.

Hardin County Red Cross helping Ada family following house fire

The American Red Cross of Hardin County is helping an Ada family of three following a Monday night fire at their residence. 

Red Cross Disaster Responders Arin Tracy and Bob Cunningham provided the family aid for immediate needs including temporary shelter, food and clothing.       

The Red Cross will continue to aid the residents as needed and assist in long term recovery planning with resources, information, and referrals to partner agencies.

Counterfeit bills passed in Bluffton businesses

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - Rick Skilliter, Bluffton police chief, informed The Icon of persons passing counterfeit bills in Bluffton businesses.

• Over the weekend several counterfeit $50 bills were cashed in at businesses along State Route 103. The men using these counterfeit bills were making small purchases requiring large amounts of change.

• On Tuesday evening someone purchased a pet dog via Craig's List.The payment and exchange for the pet were conducted in a parking lot of a SR 103 business.

$1,000 reward for stolen Yamaha

Stolen 2005 Yamaha R1
This vehicle was taken from a garage on Lehr Avenue, Ada, sometime between Saturday night to Sunday morning, Oct. 17-18.

It is silver with red around the rims. Reward; $1,000. Persons with information contact Kelly Bolin, 567-825-2217.

Charges pending in marijuana seizure case

On Aug. 17 the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous call stating a marijuana plant was visible from the roadway at 16722 TR 119, southwest of the City of Kenton.

Sheriff’s Deputies along with the Hardin County Crime Task Force responded and confirmed the plant to be marijuana.

The residents were contacted and a search of the property revealed several other marijuana plants on the property. A grow room was also located inside of the residence where several more marijuana plants were also seized.

In all 13.05 pounds of marijuana as well as several items used in the cultivation process were confiscated from the property.

Video camera catches two break into laundromat Pepsi machine

Ada Police seek the public's help in identifying two people involved in the break-in of the Pepsi machine at the laundromat on Ada’s South Main Street, according to Michael Harnishfeger, police chief.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH A VIDEO OF THE BREAK IN. (The link takes you to the Ada Police Facebook page)

Attached are more photos of a vehicle involved.

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on July 5 two white males entered the laundry mat. They cut the lock off of the machine and then used keys to open the pop machine.