Meth lab busted after apartment fire in Elkhart

By: Newscenter 16 staff Email
By: Newscenter 16 staff Email

Police are investigating a meth lab in Elkhart, found as a result of an apartment fire.

It happened on Thursday around 1:30 a.m. at the Ridgewood Apartments in Elkhart. Upon arrival, the fire department found a possible Methamphetamine lab.

Police were not able to locate the individual who had been in the apartment at the time of the fire. Police determined he had fled the scene and went to an address on Independence street in Elkhart county with reason to believe he may be there. The subject was not found, but there was evidence of Methamphetamine production at this location.

The subject who was believed to have been in the apartment at the time of the fire was located in the 400 block of Jackson Place. The subject had injuries and was transported to Elkhart General Hospital.

At this time no further information is being released. The investigation is ongoing.

Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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