Large Meth Lab Busted, 5 Arrested

By Emma Koch

Large Meth Lab Busted, 5 Arrested

July 31, 2013 Updated Jul 31, 2013 at 3:14 PM EDT

KENDALLVILLE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- Tuesday around 8:30 p.m. Kendallville Police Department responded to a complaint of a strong chemical odor coming from a residence in the 400 block of Pleasant St.

Upon their arrival, officers identified a strong chemical odor that they recognized as that associated with an active methamphetamine lab. The residence is located in a residential neighborhood in the east-central part of Kendallville.

The residents allowed the officers to search the home and officers found items recognized as precursors used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine, along with suspected methamphetamine. A search warrant was then applied for an received through the Noble County Prosecutor’s Office and the Noble County Superior Court.

After a full search of the property, 13 one-pot manufacturing containers and 52 ACL generators were found. Both the one-pot containers and ACL generators are components used in making meth. Officers also found approximately 10 trash bags that contained discarded containers and packaging from items used in making meth.

Units from the Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Unit and Kendallville Police Meth-Recovery Unit member came to the residence and spent approximately three hours at the scene sorting and collecting the items connected to the meth manufacturing.

Five people were taken into custody on meth-related charges. Robert Williams Jr., 40, Holly Coleman, 37, Jeremy Coleman, 41, Shannon Sizemore, 37, and Heath Smith, 34, were all arrested.




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