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A traffic violation observed by a Frankfort narcotics detective Monday ultimately led police to a meth lab at 556 N. Clay St. and the subsequent arrest of 25-year-old resident Martin Brown.

The lab was inside the residence and contained in a blue plastic storage tub. Brown faces charges for dealing methamphetamine and possessing an illegal drug lab. He was being held at the Clinton County Jail on Tuesday.

According to Police Chief Troy Bacon, the narcotics detective was conducting surveillance for possible methamphetamine manufacturing when he began following a white 1992 Chevrolet four-door passenger car. After seeing a traffic violation, the detective requested a patrol unit to stop the vehicle.

During the stop, the officer noticed the driver and passenger acting nervous. Upon gaining voluntary consent to search the vehicle, the officer located items consistent with the manufacturing of meth. The investigation ultimately led to the Clay Street apartment, where after gaining voluntary consent to enter the residence, officers smelled a chemical odor commonly associated with meth labs.

The Indiana State Police Meth Lab Team was contacted for proper disposal of all dangerous and toxic chemicals.

“I credit the tremendous work by members of our patrol and detective divisions in locating and investigating the lab and making a quick arrest. Methamphetamine labs are a danger to society and to our community. Our officers are working hard to locate and arrest those responsible,” Bacon said.


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