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Meth lab raided in South Haven

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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 residence.”

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.

Based on 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.

The ISP’s 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.


Posted 7/12/2017





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