Police: Man on probation caught with chemicals to make meth in Newark

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Probation officers uncovered what police are calling a meth operation in Newark.

In a release, Newark Police say they were called to assist federal probation officers while checking in on Richard McWhirt, who is on probation, at his home on West Union Street.

As a result of the home visit, officers say they found McWhirt had precursors, solvents and reagents which are chemicals most commonly used for making methamphetamine.

Police called in crews to process the hazardous chemicals at the crime scene. As a result, police found a substance they believe is meth that was sent to a lab for testing.

Currently, the case is still under investigation and charges are pending. McWhirt was detained by the probation officers and is being held on a probation violation.

The Village of Newark Police Department has asked that if anyone has information regarding this investigation or any other suspected narcotics activity to contact them at (315)-331-3701 or at the www.villageofnewark.com.

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