(KNOX CO.) – Early Sunday morning, Indiana State Police, Vincennes Police and Knox County Sheriff’s Department received information that 40-year-old Mark Baughn Jr, of Bicknell, was staying in a hotel room in Vincennes.
Baughn was wanted out of Knox County and Illinois for three outstanding warrants for failure to appear.
At approximately 1:30 a.m. officers arrived at the Red Roof Inn and located Baughn and 59-year-old Robert Emmons, of Vincennes.
Baughn was arrested without incident. While officers were inside the hotel room they observed several illegal items in plain view. After a search warrant was obtained for the hotel room officers discovered items from a meth lab, more than 90 grams of meth, a hypodermic syringe and a small amount of marijuana.
Baughn and Emmons were arrested and taken to the Knox County Jail where they are being held on bond.
Baughn is facing charges of manufacturing meth, possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of marijuana with a prior conviction.
Emmons is facing charges of possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe, visiting a common nuisance, possession of marijuana.
The arresting officer was ISP Trooper Brock Buchanan. He was assisted by officers with the Vincennes Police and Knox County Sheriff’s Department.