Officers Find Another Meth Lab in Mitchell

by Staff on October 20, 2011

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Make sure you’re sending that text to the right person.

A retired Indiana State Police trooper receive a text message wanting to know if he wanted to buy an methamphetamine or heroine. He notified police, who responded to the text message and set up a meeting at 419 Oak Street in Mitchell.

When police arrived around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night, they detected a strong odor of chemicals and found Carlis Vincent and a 16-year-old cooking meth in a garage.

Police had just found another meth lab in Mitchell Tuesday morning.

Inside the home, police found numerous items often used in manufacturing methamphetamine in addition to a large quantity of methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana. They also confiscated various drug paraphernalia.

The 16-year-old was taken to the hospital to be treated for hyperventilation caused by the fumes emitted from the illegal drug lab, according to the ISP. He was later taken taken to a juvenile detention facility and charged with manufacturing and possession of methamphetamine as well as possession of precursors with the intent to manufacture.

Carlis Vincent, 34, Mitchell, was charged with manufacturing and possession of methamphetamine, possession of precursors with intent to manufacture, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Seven children, ages ranging from two to 15, were also in the home. The Department of Child Services was contacted.

The ISP Clandestine Lab team dismantled the lab and disposed of the toxic chemicals.

Anyone with information regarding methamphetamine should call the Indiana State Police at (812) 332-4411.

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