Meth lab found; 2 arrested, 2 sought
The Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. has arrested two people and are looking for two others in connection with a mobile meth lab found last week on Union Chapel Road about seven miles south of Corydon.
Sgt. Paul Andry of the Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab Team said the basic elements of a ‘medium-to-good-sized’ ‘hydriodic acid’ or red phosphorous lab were found last Tuesday morning in a 1995 Ford Aspire at a mobile home rented by June Evans on Union Chapel Road. The car belongs to Jeff Decker, 32, of Lawrenceville, Ill., formerly Harrison County.
Decker was arrested that night in Corydon and initially charged with felony check deception and three Class A misdemeanors. He’s being held in the Harrison County Jail on $40,000 full cash only. Police Chief Gary Gilley said he expects more charges will be filed against Decker later.
Also arrested last week was Joshua Mitchell Croft, 26, Corydon. He was charged with possession of marijuana and visiting a common nuisance. He bonded out that day.
Gilley and Officer Michael Kurz of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. said arrest warrants are being sought for two others on multiple charges: June Evans, 25, 4590 Union Chapel Road, and Sean Duwayne Allen, 18, Elizabeth.
The lab was discovered when Kurz was attempting to serve a warrant for forgery on Decker at the Evans’ home about midnight Monday. Derreck had apparently fled minutes earlier, said Gilley. Police discovered the meth lab elements in the car parked at Evans’ home.
Police have found about six meth labs in Harrison County so far this year, and they expect to find more. ‘It doubles every year,’ said Andry.
Andry himself has been to more than 300 meth labs in Indiana the past four years. Last year, the Indiana State Police investigated 1,262 meth labs.