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Meth Suspect Found Hiding In Trash Can

Last updated on Friday, May 24, 2013

(EVANSVILLE) - Two Evansville men were arrested after police say an active meth lab was found in an east side home Wednesday afternoon.

Brad Conaway of WFIE reports that investigators from the Meth Suppression Unit went to 11 S. Welworth after receiving a tip that 20-year-old Christopher Thomas was manufacturing meth at the house.

As officers pulled up to the house, they saw several people arguing in the front yard.

When the investigators tried to intervene, they say Thomas ran from them. Several other people were detained, including the homeowner, 37-year-old Jasen Yoder.

While officers were searching for Thomas, a resident in the 200 block of S. Thomas called 911 about a man in their garage.

Officers arrived and found Thomas hiding in a trash can in the garage. He was arrested after a brief struggle.

During the investigation at the house on Welworth, officers found an active one-pot meth lab and other items commonly used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Yoder told officers his two children lived with him in the home, but were with a grandparent at the time. CPS was notified and the grandparent kept the children.

Thomas was arrested for Manufacturing Meth and Resisting Law Enforcement.

Yoder was arrested for Manufacturing Meth and Neglect of Dependent.

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