A Warsaw man is behind bars on several charges after police discovered five “shake and bake” meth labs in a vehicle, according to a press release from the Warsaw Police Department.
Travis Johnson, 37, was arrested late Thursday evening, Aug. 7, after Warsaw police received a tip that meth activity was happening in a vehicle on the west side of the city, according to the release.
Police found the vehicle and were able to obtain a search warrant after a police dog alerted officers to the presence of illegal drugs.
Inside the vehicle, officers found five one-pot, or “shake and bake,” meth labs, a hydrogen chloride gas generator, ephedrine blister packs and precursors to the manufacture of methamphetamine, according to police.
One-pot meth labs are smaller and more mobile versions of meth labs, according to an Indiana drug report released by the White House.
The investigation led police to a home on North Sherman Street. After another search warrant was obtained, police found meth paraphernalia and additional precursors.
Johnson was arrested and booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on initial charges of dealing methamphetamine, a level 5 felony, and possession of methamphetamine precursors by a prior offender, a level 6 felony, police said in the release.
An additional level 4 felony charge of manufacturing methamphetamine by a prior offender was added Friday morning, Aug. 8.
Johnson is being held with no bond.
Dallas Deckys, 33, of Warsaw, was also taken into custody for visiting a common nuisance, according to the release. She was held on a $350 bond.
The meth manufacturing products were collected and removed by clandestine lab teams with the Warsaw Police Department and Indiana State Police.
Drug tips in the Warsaw area can be reported to the Warsaw Police Department at 574-372-9540.