PARMA -- Narcotic detectives have identified and arrested two people allegedly responsible for the Feb. 22 apartment fire at 5257 Knollwood, #8.
They have been identified as Bryan Kneuss, 22, and Amber Darrow, 19.
The couple was found hiding out in a motel in Macedonia, registered under a fictitious name.
At approximately 8:15 p.m. Feb. 22, the Parma Fire Department received a call of smoke coming from the apartment leased by Darrow.
Responding units discovered that the occupants of the apartment had fled and were no longer on the scene. A small fire in a bedroom was put out by the firemen who observed chemicals associated with clandestine methamphetamine production.
The scene was turned over to the police who called in a Hazmat team. Special Agent John Butterworth of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation responded to process the scene.
Once he properly secured, documented and disposed of specific chemicals, it was determined that those who had been evacuated from surrounding apartments could safely return.
Kneuss and Darrow have been charged with the following:
- Illegal Manufacture of Drugs
- Assembly of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs
- Possession of Criminal Tools
Both are currently being held in the Cuyahoga County Jail.