Meth lab found in West Lafayette motel

Posted: 28th November 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Two people were arrested Tuesday after police discovered a meth lab in a West Lafayette motel.

Brandon Bulthuis, 31, of Lake Station and Penny Osmundson, 38, of Lafayette were taken into custody early Tuesday morning after the West Lafayette Police Department discovered them making methamphetamine in a room at Prestige Inn on Sagamore Parkway West.

The motel parking lot is on the police patrol route, Lt. Troy Harris said. One of the officers recognized Osmundson’s car from events past.

Both officers noted the distinct chemical odor associated with meth as they approached the room, Harris said.

Some finished product was in plain view, though Osmundson did not consent to a search, Harris said.

Bulthuis and Osmundson were arrested on suspicion of manufacturing and possessing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a family housing complex, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of precursors and possession of marijuana under 30 grams. The two were taken to Tippecanoe County Jail.

The Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab Team helped clean up the lab.

 

 

 

 

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