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Tip leads to meth lab arrests


The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department and the LaGrange Police Department acted on a tip from a citizen and checked out a residence on CR 50N west of LaGrange on Tuesday. The tip received by the department alleged that subjects were making methamphetamine in the home.

Officers found Melissa Norris, 42, and Jason Lowry, 25, at the location along with a 14 year-old juvenile and another male, the homeowner, who was not identified in the police report.

Officers received consent to search the residence and located what they believed to be a one-pot meth lab as well as items commonly associated with the manufacturing of meth.

Deputies also reportedly found several bags which contained a white, powdery substance believed to be meth.

The Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab team was contacted. Officers also contacted the Department of Family Services due to the juvenile being in the home during the manufacturing of meth.

Lowry and Norris were taken into custody on initial charges of Dealing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, and Possession of Chemical Reagents.

Both were being held without bond until after a mandatory court appearance.