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Two arrested in Topeka for manufacturing meth

    After a joint drug investigation between the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department, the Topeka Police Department, and the LaGrange County Prosecutor’s Office during the past several weeks, a search warrant was applied for and issued by the LaGrange County Circuit Court on November 1 for a residence on North Street in Topeka.

    According to the police report, deputies from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department and the Topeka Police Department executed the search warrant shortly after 9 p.m. on November 1. During the search, officers allegedly found a one-pot meth lab, methamphetamine, numerous meth precursors, numerous hypodermic needles, and a large amount of meth paraphernalia.

    Arrested at the scene was Christopher D. Hollowell, 33, of North St. in Topeka for manufacturing methamphetamine within 1,000 ft. of a park and family housing complex, a Class A felony, possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 ft. of a park and family housing complex, a Class C felony, possession of precursors with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, a Class D felony, and maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony.

    Also arrested at the scene was Justin M. Harrington, 28, of Albion for manufacturing methamphetamine within 1,000 ft. of a park and family housing complex, a Class A felony, possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 ft. of a park and family housing complex, a Class C felony, possession of precursors with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, a Class D felony, and visiting a common nuisance, a Class A misdemeanor.        

    Both are being held in the LaGrange County Jail without bond.

    Additional charges against both are being prepared and forwarded to the LaGrange County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

    The Indiana State Police Meth Lab Team and the Wolcottville Police Department assisted in the investigation.