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Two police cruisers flank tubs used to clean a meth lab in this file photo. Two people were taken into custody after officers found multiple meth labs in a mobile home in Middlebury. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth)
Police find multiple meth labs in a Middlebury mobile home
Posted on March 4, 2014 at 3:24 p.m.

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Police Department is conducting a drug investigation after officers found multiple methamphetamine labs in a mobile home.

According to a press release from the Middlebury Police Department, officers responded at about noon Monday, March 3, to Crystal Valley Mobile Home Park, 206 York Drive, in reference to a possible meth lab in one of the trailers.

Lt. Robert Baker of the Middlebury Police Department said officers went to the scene to investigate after receiving a tip from the Goshen Police Department. 

Police found at least one working meth lab and two adults who lived at the trailer were taken into custody as part of the investigation.

The Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab Unit responded to the scene and secured the trailer for cleanup.

Baker said officers found multiple one-pot meth labs in the mobile home. He said it took police about seven hours to clear the scene because of the size of the lab.

Baker said that although the two residents were taken into custody, they were not booked into the Elkhart County Jail. As of Tuesday morning, no one had been booked at the jail in connection with the drug investigation.

The Goshen Police Department is assisting in the investigation, which will be handed over to the Elkhart County Prosecutor's Office for review after its completion.