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Police search for meth suspect

Police search for meth suspect
Police search for meth suspect
Carl Johnson

Police are asking for help in locating a Corydon man wanted for questioning related to two methamphetamine labs found last week.
Indiana State Police Master Trooper Jackie Smith said they are looking for Carl (Tommy) Johnson, 29, who has an outstanding warrant on a Class B felony charge for manufacturing methamphetamine and other drug-related charges, as well as resisting law enforcement.
Police were led to Johnson after finding a car parked in the driveway of a home in the 1200 block of Charles Street in Corydon that contained numerous items used to manufacture methamphetamine.
Smith said police had gone to the residence off Charles Street with Child Protective Services as part of another investigation.
‘We observed items in the vehicle that are used to make meth,’ Smith said.
Police then obtained a search warrant for the vehicle, which the homeowner said had been parked in his driveway while its owner went elsewhere in another vehicle.
‘More than 100 items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine’ were removed from the Nissan Maxima, said Trooper Katrina Greenwell, who is assigned to the meth suppression section.
While investigating the mobile meth lab, police found information that led them to a residence in the 4600 block of Union Chapel Road south of Corydon. When police went to the home early last Wednesday afternoon, they found a second meth lab.
‘We found several precursors outside the garage,’ Smith said, ‘and a meth lab inside the garage.’
A man, who was identified as Johnson, fled on foot from police. Smith said police later obtained a warrant for Johnson’s arrest. He reminds residents that it is a crime to harbor a wanted criminal.
Other agencies assisting the ISP last week with the two meth labs were the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. and the prosecutor’s office.
Both cases are still under investigation.
Anyone with information about Johnson’s whereabouts or any other illegal drug activity is urged to call the ISP Methamphetamine Hotline at 1-800-453-4756, the ISP post in Sellersburg at 1-800-872-6743 or the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. at 738-2195.