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Two children removed from Winona Lake home, four arrested on meth charges

Two children were removed from a Winona Lake home Tuesday night after police say they found an active meth lab in the residence.

Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 8:23 a.m.

Two children were taken into Child Protective Services’ custody Tuesday night after police found an active meth lab in a Winona Lake home.

Narcotics officers from the Winona Lake and Warsaw police departments were called to a lot in the Fair Lane Trailer Park at 1202 Wooster Road around 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, on a tip that someone manufacturing methamphetamine in the home.

The officers found drug paraphernalia and a one pot meth lab in the trailer.

The renters of the property, Joseph Werand and Christy Bodkin, were in the home at the time. Two others, Todd Rany of Rochester and James Page of Winona Lake, were also at the home.

The officers interviewed the subjects and determined all four had used meth earlier in the day at the home.

Two children, ages 9 and 10, were also at the home. They were taken by Child Protective Services for a medical checkup.

Bodkin and Werand were arrested on a preliminary charge of maintaining a common nuisance. Bodkin was also arrested on a charge of neglect of a dependent.

Raney was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine and aiding in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Page was arrested on a preliminary charge of visiting a common nuisance.

Officers from the Winona Lake and Warsaw police departments were assisted by the Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab team to clean up the lab.


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