Warsaw man arrested after police find five one-pot meth labs

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

On Thursday evening around 10:00 p.m., Warsaw Police narcotics officers received a tip that a prior meth offender was involved in drug-related activity in a vehicle on the west side of Warsaw.

Officers located the vehicle near Columbia and Fort Wayne Streets and initiated a traffic stop.

A police canine alerted officers to the presence of illegal drugs, and a search warrant was obtained for the vehicle.

Inside the vehicle, officers located five one-pot meth labs, an HCL generator, numerous ephedrine blister packs, and multiple precursors to the manufacture of methamphetamine.

The investigation also led to a residence on North Sherman Street, where officers served a search warrant at the house and found additional precursors and meth paraphernalia.

Police took 37-year-old Travis Johnson, of Warsaw, into custody. He was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on an initial level 5 felony charge of dealing methamphetamine, and a level 6 felony charge of possession of methamphetamine precursors by a prior offender. An additional charge of level 4 felony manufacturing methamphetamine by a prior offender was added Friday morning. Johnson is being held with no bond on a prosecutorial hold.

Narcotics officers also took 33-year-old Dallas Deckys, of Warsaw, into custody for visiting a common nuisance. She was being held on a $350 bond.

The Warsaw Police and Indiana State Police clandestine lab teams were called to collect and remove the dangerous and toxic meth manufacturing products. Also assisting was the Winona Lake Police Department and the Kosciusko County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Warsaw Police continue to diligently work to reduce the influence of illegal drug activity in our community. Any drug tips can be called into the Warsaw Police Department at 574-372-9540.

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