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Search Warrant Uncovers Meth Lab In Columbus Home
Updated December 11, 2015 6:30 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(COLUMBUS) - A Columbus man was arrested after Indiana State Police discovered meth lab components at his home.

The investigation began when ISP Trooper The investigation began when Trooper Robert Hutson received information about criminal activity taking place at a home at 1126 California Street in Columbus.

Trp. Hutson gathered enough information to obtain a search warrant. During the search of the home troopers found numerous meth lab components stashed in a hidden compartment in the basement of the home. Officers additionally located meth and drug paraphernalia in other parts of the house.

The owner of the residence, 53-year-old Tony Gibson was located by Troopers Randel Miller and Rick Hewitt at his place of employment on State Route 46 near Columbus.

During the arrest, troopers found Gibson had meth and drug paraphernalia at his work.

Gibson was arrested and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail. He is facing charges of dealing/manufacturing meth, possession of meth, maintaining a common nuisance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Indiana State Police Methamphetamine Suppression Team responded to the residence and assisted with processing the meth lab equipment. Trp. Hutson was assisted by Troopers Randel Miller, Rick Hewitt, Matthew Powell, and Martin Mead. Officers with the Columbus Police Department and the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department also assisted at the scene. Child Protective Services also assisted due to a young child possibly having been in the residence where the meth lab equipment was found.

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