LANGSVILLE, Ohio – What started out as a report of a possible shooting turned into the discovery of an alleged meth lab.

According to Meigs County Sheriff Keith O. Wood his office received a call around 1 p.m. on Sept. 4, 2017 that a female had been shot at. The Sheriff’s Office responded to find the female victim had fled the residence along State Route 124 between Wilkesville, Ohio and Langsville, Ohio where the alleged incident had taken place. Upon arrival deputies discovered Steven Schuler and took him into custody. Schuler has an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in a Juvenile Court matter. During the process of apprehending Schuler, an alleged meth lab was discovered. Schuler was secured while a search warrant was obtained to search the residence for further possible drug activity.

At one point while on scene, the alleged victim returned and confirmed that the two had been arguing. According to Sheriff Wood he had consulted with Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James K. Stanley on the matter and Schuler will be charged with drug related charges and a charge related to allegedly firing a firearm at the female. While the female involved is considered a victim in one part of this incident, charges may be filed against her related to the discovery of the alleged meth lab as well.

Schuler was taken into custody and transported to the Middlepor Jail where he remains in custody at time of publication. The Meigs Independent Press will have more on this story as more information becomes available.