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Two people were arrested Thursday night after police found five one-pot meth labs inside their vehicle.
According to a Warsaw Police Department press release, narcotics officers received a tip around 10 p.m. Thursday about potential meth activity in a vehicle by a prior meth offender. Officers located the vehicle near Columbia and Fort Wayne streets in Warsaw and initiated a traffic stop.
A K-9 alerted the officer to presence of illegal drugs and a search warrant was obtained for the vehicle, where officers located five one-pot meth labs, a hydrogen chloride gas generator, numerous ephedrine blister packs and multiple precursors to the manufacture of methamphetamine.
The investigation led to a North Sherman Street residence where officers served another search warrant, finding additional precursors and meth paraphernalia.
Police arrested Travis Johnson, 37, Warsaw, who was preliminarily charged with dealing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine precursors by a prior offender, both felony charges. An additional charge of felony manufacturing methamphetamine by a prior offender was added Friday morning.
Johnson is being held without bond on a prosecutorial hold.
Officers also arrested Dallas Deckys, 33, Warsaw, for visiting a common nuisance. She is being held on a $350 bond.
The Warsaw and Indiana State Police clandestine lab teams were called to collect and remove the dangerous and toxic meth manufacturing products. Also assisting were the Winona Lake Police Department and the Kosciusko County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Any drug tips can be called into the Warsaw Police Department at 574-372-9540.