SYRACUSE, Ind. (AP) - A northern Indiana police officer found
methamphetamine cooking in a bag inside his squad car after arresting a man
on a domestic disturbance charge.
An officer for the Syracuse police department 40 miles northwest of Fort
Wayne noticed a strange chemical odor after taking the man to the Kosciusko
County Jail. Thinking it was coming from the jailís intake bay, he pulled
The odor got worse and the back seat began to fill with smoke. The Journal
Gazette reports the officer said a nylon bag in the back seat that he
originally thought was the manís clothing burst into flames after he pulled
it from the car.
The officer was treated at a hospital for inhalation of sulfuric acid and
gas after Saturday nightís incident.