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Tip leads to meth manufacturing bust


On July 8, officers from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department responded to a tip that methamphetamine was being manufactured at a residence in the 7000E block of CR 200S.

Officers made contact with occupants at the residence as well as in a motorhome where the manufacturing was allegedly being conducted. According to the police report, while making contact, deputies spotted a bottle in plain view which they recognized as being associated with the manufacturing of meth.

The homeowner, Brandi Tanner, who was home with three juveniles, was detained and the property cleared for other occupants.

Deputies were granted a search warrant for the property. While making the application for the warrant, Walter Tanner, Mark Lounsbury and Marjorie Lounsbury arrived at the scene and were detained by officers after being informed of the investigation.

Officers executed the search warrant and reportedly discovered a substance that they believed to be meth, along with a large amount of paraphernalia associated with the use of meth, as well as chemicals associated with the manufacturing of meth.

Walter Tanner and Brandi Tanner were taken into custody for Possession of Meth, Maintaining a Common Nuisance and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Mark and Marjorie Lounsbury were taken into custody for Possession of Paraphernalia.

The three juveniles were taken into custody by LaGrange County Family Services.

The Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab Team assisted at the scene with processing of the dangerous chemicals located.