Charges pending against man found with labs, stolen firearm
JEFFERSONVILLE — Four active methamphetamine labs were found Saturday in a Jeffersonville home near Thomas Jefferson Elementary following a concerted effort by Clarksville, Jeffersonville and state police.
Lawmen responded to the home of Nickolas Christy Wedding, 23, at 3105 Clearstream Way, to execute a search warrant after it was determined Wedding he was possibly in possession of a stolen firearm and possibly cooking methamphetamine on the property.
When officers arrived, Wedding was found in a vehicle leaving the home.
Wedding cooperated with authorities and agreed to speak with a Clarksville police detective, at which time he said methamphetamine could be found in the vehicle and a methamphetamine lab could be found in the shed on the property.
Underneath the driver’s seat of the vehicle in which Wedding was found when the officers arrived, police located a package containing five grams of methamphetamine and a package containing one gram of crystal methamphetamine.
Wedding also told police the keys to his shed could be found in the vehicle.
While searching the shed, police found a black duffle bag that contained “several bottles of what appeared to be a one-pot methamphetamine lab,” according to the affidavit.
Officers noticed strong odor emitted from the duffle bag, at which time they stepped away from the area and called Indiana State Police Methamphetamine Extraction Team to process the possibly volatile materials.
ISP arrived and found four active one-pot methamphetamine labs on the property, according to the affidavit.
Police also found surveillance equipment at the home.
“I found at the residence several cameras that were located in the windows of the bedrooms and a monitoring system,” according to the affidavit.
A digital scale and two small plastic bags containing white powdery substances, which field tested positive for methamphetamine, were also found in the home, police reported.
Wedding was also asked about the stolen handgun, and he told police it was located in a storage unit located along Hamburg Pike in Jeffersonville.
Wedding and several officers went to the storage facility and the firearm was located and taken into police custody.
Wedding has been preliminarily charged with dealing in methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school, manufacturing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of precursors, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of methamphetamine — more than three grams, and obliterating ID marks on a handgun.
His upcoming court appearance has not been scheduled according to online court records as of press time.