The Porter County
Multi-Enforcement Group (MEG) raided what authorities are calling a
methamphetamine lab in South Haven on Tuesday.
According to a
statement released by the Porter County Sheriff’s Police, at 9:30 a.m. MEG
personnel accompanied by PCSP deputies entered and searched a residence in
the 700 block of Eagle Creek Road, after a confidential informant reported
“possible heavy narcotics use and manufacturing of methamphetamine at the
In addition, the
PCSP said, deputies had responded in recent weeks to “several incidents of
overdoses related to the manufacturing of methamphetamine” in the area.
In the course of
the search investigators--assisted by the Indiana State Police’s Clandestine
Lab Mobile Unit--recovered evidence “indicating narcotics use and the
manufacturing of methamphetamine,” the PCSP. Meanwhile, Timothy Jetmund, 23,
who resides at that address, was taken into custody at a nearby business and
found to be in possession of methamphetamine, the PCSP said.
Jetmund has been
initially charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, maintaining a common
nuisance, possession of a narcotic, and possession of a hypodermic needle,
the PCSP said.
information gathered prior to the search and at the scene, “detectives now
believe this was a drug trafficking organization where two subjects were
responsible for the manufacturing of methamphetamine and organizing others
to purchase pseudoephedrine and lithium batteries in exchange for the
manufactured product of methamphetamine,” the PCSP.
Clandestine Lab Mobile Unit remained on scene for approximately eight hours
on Tuesday, processing evidence and ensuring the residence was safe, the
PCSP. The case remains under investigation.