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Domestic call uncovers methamphetamine lab

 

Deputies from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call on April 3 about a male subject armed with a baseball bat threatening a female subject at a residence on CR 600E.

Officers arrived at the residence and reportedly found Steven S. Benson, 48, of Fremont, Ind., threatening Candice M. Benson, 47, of Wolcottville with a baseball bat. Officers ordered Steven Benson to drop the bat at gunpoint and took him into custody.

The department discovered that an active protective order was on file against Steven Benson for no contact with Candice Benson.

Offices identified a second suspect, Christopher N. Meyers, 27, of Wolcottville at the CR 600E residence.

Further investigation by officers found components of a methamphetamine lab inside the residence. The department requested assistance from the Indiana State Police Lab team to assist in the cleanup of the lab chemicals.

All three subjects were taken to the LaGrange County Jail.

Steven Benson was booked on preliminary charges of dealing in meth, intimidation, maintaining a common nuisance and invasion of privacy.

Christopher Meyers was booked on preliminary charges of possession of meth, possession of a legend drug, visiting a common nuisance, and possession of two or more precursors.

Candice Benson was booked on preliminary charges of maintaining a common nuisance and possession of two or more precursors. The jail reported that she posted bond.