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Elkhart police arrest three for manufacturing methamphetamine

A call from a neighbor complaining about the smell lead police on an investigation, which ended in the arrest of three individuals. 

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 10:00 p.m.

ELKHART — Police arrested three people on preliminary charges of manufacturing methamphetamine after a neighbor called police saying he suspected there was an active meth lab.

Police were called at about 11 p.m. Friday, April 11, to the 1000 block of Monroe Avenue. A neighbor said he could smell strong chemical odors coming from one of the houses in the neighborhood. 

Officers were directed toward 1029 Monroe Ave., where they recovered items consistent with those used in a meth lab, said Capt. Kris Seymore. 

Police had been called to the same residence Oct. 18, 2013, on an investigation that was also related to drug activity, Seymore said.

The Indiana State Police confirmed the residue in the items found at the scene were methamphetamine. Police arrested Jeffrey Wells, 23; Shawn Roberts, 30; and Gina Marie Roy, 22. 

Officers also found six children in the house. The Department of Child Services took custody of the children.




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