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[ISP] Delaware County #2 In The State...For Meth Labs
Start Date: 8/26/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 8/26/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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The Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Unit has published the state wide numbers for Meth Labs dismantled for the state through the end of July. Delaware County, located in the Pendleton District, has the dubious distinction of being number two in the state so far this year for Meth labs discovered and dismantled.

There have been 64 labs dismantled in Delaware County through the end of July, just one lab behind number one Vanderburgh County. Madison County, also in the Pendleton District, through the end of July was tied for third place in the state, with 46 labs dismantled. Last year by the end of July Madison County led the state with 54 labs dismantled.

Lieutenant Tom Dujmovich, the Commander of the Pendleton Post, dedicated a team of troopers at the beginning of this year to look for labs in the district. According to Lieutenant Dujmovich, “Part of the reason for the spike in lab numbers in our district this year is due to the dedication and hard work of our Meth Suppression Squad, along with the close working relationship they have with local law enforcement agencies and county prosecutors.”

Signs to look for Meth manufacturing are a strong ammonia smell, or solvent smell like an auto body shop. Look for air line type rubber tubing, ether or camp fuel cans, plastic bottles, Pseudoephedrine packages, lithium battery casings, and propane tanks with a blue or green discoloration around the valve. The chemicals are highly explosive and fumes are toxic to breath and will damage internal organs.

Units continue to check pseudoephedrine logs at businesses, and follow up on tips received. Often times Meth Labs are found as a result of an anonymous tip from a neighbor or friend. Anyone with information about illegal drug use may call the Pendleton Post at 1-800-527-4752, or the Indiana State Police Drug Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756. Tips can be made and kept anonymous.

The Indiana Meth Investigation System or IMIS, can also take tips on meth labs. Just go to www.meth.in.gov and click on the “Report Suspected Meth Activity” Link. Also available on the meth site is information regarding meth statistics, meth lab cleanup, educational videos and materials about meth manufacturing and addiction.

 

Contact Information:
Name: Sgt. John Bowling
Phone: 765-778-2121
Email: jbowling@isp.in.gov
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