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Bloomfield Man Arrested For Making Meth
Updated November 17, 2014 7:40 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMFIELD) - Indiana State Police arrested a Bloomfield man for allegedly making meth.

43-year-old Damasker C. Young was arrested Thursday on four felony charges related to the manufacturing of meth.

Indiana State Police Trooper Richard Klun began investigating Young after receiving an anonymous tip that he was making meth. According to a court document, during his investigation he discovered that Young made 22 pseudoephedrine and precursor purchases between Nov. 27 of 2013 and Nov. 13 of this year.

On Thursday, Klun received information that Young was living in Bloomfield, and at shortly before 6 p.m. he and Troopers Kent Rohlfing and Justin Butler went to the Young's home. When they arrived, officers smelled organic solvent, which is commonly associated with the making of meth. They knocked on the door and a man opened the door the odor became "almost overwhelming".

Police say there was a thick haze inside the residence, and explained that during the final step of the manufacturing process there is a lot of gas created by the HCL generator used to crystallize meth and make it into a usable form.

The man who opened the door said Young was in the bathroom. The man who answered the door was handcuffed and taken outside of the home. Police later determined that Young was the sole resident and the other male was only visiting. Police did find a substance in the man's possession that field-tested positive for meth.

Police entered the home and found Young in a back bathroom, and told him to open the door.

Young did not comply, so officers entered the room, handcuffed him, and moved him to the front of the home with another officer while the other two officers conducted a safety sweep of the residence.

Police found items associated with the making of meth and a white powdery substance that tested positive for meth.

Young told police he had been manufacturing meth for about seven to eight years and has been using it for even longer. He had used the drug just before police arrived.

Police say Young had manufactured about two grams of meth.

Young was arrested on preliminary felony charges of dealing in meth, possession of meth, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of chemical reagents/precursors with intent to manufacture meth.

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