An early morning search of a Kendallville home and shed uncovered eight methamphetamine labs, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday.
Members of the IMAGE Drug Task Force searched a property in the 700 block of West Williams Street about 3 a.m., the department said in a written statement.
It said a number of items commonly used to make meth were found inside the home, including seven one-pot labs. A loaded handgun, a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were also found, the statement said.
More meth-related items were found in a shed, police said, including another one-pot meth lab.
Two adults and four children were in the home at the time, of the search and a man was taken into custody at his job. The statement said he had meth and paraphernalia on him.
The sheriff’s department said three people were arrested: Shane Maurer, 25, and Jerry Hensley Jr., 28, no address given, were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine; and a 31-year-old woman was charged with neglect of a dependent.
The Noble County Special Operations Group, the Northeast Indiana SWAT, Kendallville Police Department, Noble County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police assisted with the search.