(BLOOMINGTON) - Indiana State Police Troopers in Bloomington arrested a man Tuesday evening after children were present in an apartment during a meth lab bust.
Troopers with the Indiana State Police Meth Task Force and officers with the Bloomington Police Department responded to the 1400 block of North Arlington Park and located a meth lab.
Troopers also found reaction vessels, lithium, sodium, and other chemicals in the residence, according to a release.
Two children were in the home at the time of the discovery - one was 4 years old and the second, troopers say, was less than 30 days old. It was determined the children were present in the apartment several times while meth was being manufactured.
The children were turned over to Child Protective Services and 29-year-old Michael Langley was arrested.
He has been preliminarily charged with manufacture of methamphetamine. Langley was also found to have an active warrant from a meth-related arrest in 2012.
Anyone with information about methamphetamine can contact the Bloomington State Police Meth Task Force at (812) 332-4411. This case is a prime example of how an anonymous citizen tip can lead to the dismantling of a dangerous lab and ensure the safety of people and children around it.
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