A man from rural Shipshewana was arrested late Monday night on numerous drug-related charges after Indiana State Troopers and deputies from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department attempted to serve him with court papers.
According to Trooper John Silver, at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 23, he and three other troopers assisted the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department with the serving of court papers at a residence on CR 1055W.
During their encounter with James L. Ibbotson, 28, of Shipshewana, troopers and deputies located items commonly associated with the production of methamphetamine, an active one-pot meth lab, other items of drug paraphernalia, and a firearm that Ibbotson wasn’t supposed to have since he is a convicted felon.
Ibbotson was taken into custody along with Madison L. Baldwin, 23, of rural Shipshewana and they were both taken to the LaGrange County Jail without incident.
James L. Ibbotson was arrested on preliminary charges of:Manufacturing Methamphetamine, a Class B Felony; Possession of Firearm by Felon, a Class B Felony; Possession of Methamphetamine, a Class C Felony; Possession of Controlled Substance, a Class D Felony; Possession of Precursors, a Class D Felony; Maintaining a Common Nuisance, a Class D Felony; Possession of Paraphernalia, a Class C Misdemeanor; and Possession of Chinese Throwing Star, a Class C Misdemeanor.
Madison L. Baldwin was arrested on preliminary charges of: Possession of Controlled Substance, a Class D Felony; and Visiting a Common Nuisance, a Class B Misdemeanor.
The Clandestine Laboratory Team from the Indiana State Police was called into conduct a safety assessment and processing of the drug items located. The LaGrange Police Department assisted at the scene.