Marietta man arrested on meth charge

MARIETTA – A Marietta man was arrested Friday on a meth-related charge by the Major Crimes Task Force.

Upon receiving information that a local resident has obtained items utilized to manufacture methamphetamine, task force agents obtained and executed a search warrant at the residence of Brandon S. Walters, 30, at 715 Greene Street Apt. A, Marietta, on Friday, said Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks.

In addition to pseudoephedrine, agents allegedly discovered other chemicals Walters said he purchased in order to resell to a friend to manufacture methamphetamine, Mincks said. Walters allegedly admitted successfully making a small quantity of methamphetamine at the same residence in October 2012 and stated the pseudoephedrine he purchased earlier in the day was to be used to make methamphetamine.

The items seized during the search warrant are commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine using the “one pot” or “shake and bake” method.

Walters was arrested and charged with manufacturing of methamphetamine within the vicinity of a school, a first degree felony, and illegal assembly of drug making chemicals within the vicinity of a school, a second degree felony, Mincks said.

Walters was placed in the Washington County Jail without bond pending his initial appearance in Marietta Municipal Court on Monday.