Brothers face meth lab indictment

GateHouse News Service

EUREKA — A Woodford County grand jury has indicted a pair of brothers accused of maintaining a laboratory used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Aarom J. Mezo, 27, and Julian R. Mezo, 19, each were charged with one count of unlawful participation in meth manufacturing and one count of possession of meth-manufacturing material.

The first charge carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years. The maximum penalty for the second charge is seven years.

The charges stem from an incident that took place Nov. 20 south of Lowpoint.

According to court records, the Woodford County Sheriff’s Department was called to County Roads 1700 North and 1200 East on a report of suspicious-looking bag in the roadway. While there, the deputy also discovered what appeared to be a meth lab nearby.

The deputy eventually made contact with both Mezos. Aarom Mezo, of 301 N. Cedar St. in Toluca, admitted the lab was his, the police report stated. Julian Mezo, of 115 W. 14th St. in Tilton, was found with a syringe in his right boot, according to police.

Aarom Mezo was the subject of an arrest warrant issued in Texas, the report stated. Local police also cited the elder Mezo for driving with a suspended license.