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Housesitter cooks meth while owners out of town

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Posted at 11:36 AM, Mar 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 12:19:18-04

A man who was house sitting for a friend on vacation is now behind bars for allegedly setting up a meth lab in the residence. 

Police responded to Sugar Bush Avenue in Uniontown around 6 a.m. Tuesday after they received several calls saying that two women were running down the street. 

When officers arrived, the women appeared to be under the influence of drugs, according to police. 

Officers went to the home where the women had originated where they found another man who appeared to be under the influence of drugs as well as a meth lab. 

Police said 32-year-old Joshua Davis was house sitting for the homeowner while the residents were on vacation. Davis was instructed by the residents to let out the dogs and then leave.

According to police, the homeowners were unaware that their home had been converted into a meth lab.

Kayla Hill, 18, of Green, and Ashley Hutchison, 20, of Akron were arrested along with Davis, who is from Springfield Township. They were charged with illegal use of drug paraphernalia, possession of drug abuse instruments, permitting drug abuse, possession of a controlled substance and illegal manufacture of meth.

All were taken to the Stark County Jail.