Warsaw Police Narcotics officers arrested the father of a nine-year-old child Tuesday after it was found that the father was cooking meth with the child present.
Initially, Warsaw Police undercover narcotics officers purchased meth from 34-year-old Steven Lynn Iden II, of North Webster.
After the purchase, it was determined that Iden was currently manufacturing meth in his apartment in North Webster.
Officers from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, and Warsaw Police responded to 560 S. Main Street apartment in North Webster.
Upon entering the upstairs to the building, the strong odor of chemicals and a chemical haze were present.
Officers entered the apartment and found Iden trying to dispose of the meth manufacturing products.
The North Webster Fire Department was called to the scene along with Kosciusko County Child Protective Services.
The child was transported to Kosciusko Community Hospital to be checked out and was taken into protective custody by CPS.
The Indiana State Police and Warsaw Police clandestine lab teams were called to the apartment to clean up the scene.
Iden was transported to the Kosciusko County Jail and booked in on a B felony charge of dealing, delivering, and manufacturing methamphetamine. Additional charges may be forthcoming.
His bond was set at $10,000.