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Howe man faces multiple drug charges

A series of events Saturday evening ended with the arrest of a Howe man on various drug charges.

According to the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department, officers were called to the Budget Motel in LaGrange on Jan. 21 to investigate a 911 hangup. During the investigation, Jody K. Green, 52, of Howe arrived at the scene. Green was found to have a suspended driver’s license and was arrested on a charge of driving while suspended prior.

During the investigation, officers ended up at Green’s residence on CR 310E near Howe, where they reportedly discovered evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing while speaking with the homeowner. Officers received a search warrant, the report noted, and searched for evidence of drug use and manufacturing.

Officers reportedly found multiple meth precursors, a significant amount of meth and items of meth paraphernalia in the garage and Green’s living area.

Due to the discovery of chemicals at the location, the Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab Team was called to the scene to remove hazardous substances.

Green was taken to the LaGrange County Jail on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 3 Grams or More, a Class A Felony, Possession of Precursors with Intent to Manufacture, a Class D Felony, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, a Class D Felony, Possession of Paraphernalia, a Class A Misdemeanor, and Driving While Suspended Prior, a Class A Misdemeanor.

The department noted that this was the second time in a week that deputies have executed a search warrant for drugs in that area.