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Meth Lab Found In Jackson County Barn

Last updated on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

(JACKSON COUNTY) - Police continue to investigate the discovery Saturday afternoon of two active meth labs in the northwestern part of Jackson County.

According to a press release from Jackson County Officer Jeff Walters, police responding to a report of people trespassing and possibly living in a vacant home in the 10000 block of North County Road 450 West found the labs in a pole barn.

Walters said he and Lt. Darin Downs were the first to arrive at the property and found that the people reportedly trespassing had left the area.

During the investigation, which also involved county Detective Rick Blaker Jr., police were able to determine that people had been living inside the vacant home for "quite some time," Walters reported. He said investigators also found paraphernalia inside the home.
An Indiana State Police Meth Suppression team was called to the property to dismantle both labs.

Walters said the investigation is on-going and arrests are possible.
Four state troopers, Bruce Harris. Stephen Wheeles, Brian Earles and Mathew Powell, assisted with the investigation.

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