Suspected Meth Cook Indicted on Multiple Felony Charges

James Clark Haldeman, 48, of North Canton, remains in custody and is awaiting trial in the Stark County Court of Common Pleas.

A Stark County grand jury has indicted James Clark Haldeman – a North Canton man accused of running a meth lab out of his home – on four felony charges. 

According to the online court docket, Haldeman is being charged with the illegal manufacture of drugs, a first-degree felony; illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a second-degree felony; two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, both third-degree felonies; and aggravated possession of drugs. 

Haldeman remains in Stark County Jail, and is being held on a $100,000 cash surety bond. He's awaiting trial and will appear before Judge Kristin G. Farmer in the Stark County Court of Common Pleas. 

Haldeman's arrest

North Canton police obtained a search warrant for Haldeman’s home at 221 Fairview St. SE, and on Dec. 20, the department’s Special Response Team searched his home for illegal drug activity.

“Officers found evidence of the manufacture and assembly of methamphetamine,” Chief Stephan Wilder told North Canton Patch in December. “Mr. Haldeman was arrested without incident when he arrived home while officers were completing their investigation and search.”

Agents from the Stark County Metropolitan Narcotics Unit also assisted at the home. No one was injured during the search.


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