Couple Arrested For Allegedly Making Meth In Truck, Chemical Odor Tipped Off Trooper

By Emma Koch

Couple Arrested For Allegedly Making Meth In Truck, Chemical Odor Tipped Off Trooper

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June 28, 2013 Updated Jan 8, 2014 at 6:19 PM EDT

KENDALLVILLE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- An Indiana State Police Trooper, investigating a chemical odor at Bixler Lake Thursday afternoon and arrested a pair from Noble County on preliminary meth related charges.

According to Trooper John Silver, at approximately 1:15 p.m., he was patrolling in Bixler Lake Park on the east side of Bixler Lake in Kendallville, when his attention was drawn to an strong chemical odor. He saw a black Chevrolet pickup truck with a man and woman sitting inside of it. As he pulled up to where it was parked, the two were getting out and Silver smelled that the chemical odor was coming from the truck.

Silver identified them as Kevin L. Frane, 41 from Kendallville and Susan Holliday, 41 from Rome City and during his conversation with them, he observed items commonly associated with the manufacture of meth in the bed of the truck. Inside of the truck were two bags that also contained meth making materials including sulfuric acid. A further search turned up meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Both Frane and Holliday were taken into custody without incident and transported to the Noble County Jail. Silver was assisted by the Indiana State Police Clandestine Laboratory Team and the Kendallville Police Department.

Preliminary Charges:
Kevin L. Frane
• Possession of Meth Within 1000 Feet of a Public Park, Class B Felony
• Possession of Precursors With Intent to Manufacture Meth, Class D Felony
• Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Class D Felony
• Possession of Marijuana, Class A Misdemeanor
• Possession of Paraphernalia, Class A Misdemeanor

Susan Holliday
• Possession of Meth Within 1000 Feet of a Public Park, Class B Felony
• Visiting a Common Nuisance, Class D Felony

All Suspects Are Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law




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