Pot of meth causes minor explosion outside Elkhart County home

By: Michelle Anthony Email
By: Michelle Anthony Email

What started as simple questioning turned into a minor explosion and three people in custody Tuesday night.

It happened around 11 p.m. Officers with the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department visited a house in the 1000-block of Evans Street. Police had gotten complaints on the house from neighbors about illegal drug use.

Once on scene, officers say the people inside the house tried to run, throwing a pot of cooking meth into the yard. It exploded and two people tried to escape police.

"The one subject ran down along the bank and actually tried to jump into the river, and the officers got him and got him into custody before he got too far in the river,” said Mike McHenry of the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Dept. “The other subject ran down the street and the Elkhart city officers responded to the scene and picked him up on the way in by information that was put out on the radio."

Two males and a female were taken into custody. One was transported to the hospital after receiving chemical burns to the arm and injuries from trying to escape in the river. Indiana State Police assisted in the clean-up at the scene.

So far, no charges have been filed.

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