Indiana State Police and Supporting Agencies Bust Meth Lab at Christmas Lake Village

59-year-old Wyman Alvey of Santa Claus

State Police and supporting agencies worked to bust a local meth lab operating out of Christmas Lake Village.

On Thursday, State Police were contacted by Santa Claus Police indicating they had developed additional information into an investigation that State police were leading.

They reported that 59-year-old Wyman E. Alvey, of Santa Claus had purchased items from a local business that are commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine.

State police were granted a search warrant for Alvey’s residence which is located in the Christmas Lake Village.

During the course of the search warrant investigation authorities located what they believed to be an active meth lab.

Items found were inspected and police collected the suspected meth lab for laboratory analysis.

Additionally, Santa Claus PD Sergeant Matt Keller was able to develop information that Alvey had previously stolen $400.00 worth of merchandise from the Santa Claus Dollar General Store.

After the search warrant was executed Alvey was located in Tell City and taken into custody by Tell City Police. He was then transferred into Indiana State Police custody.

Alvey was incarcerated at the Spencer County Jail. He is facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges.

Charges include:

Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1 Count, IC 35-48-4-1.1, Level 4 Felony

Possession of Methamphetamine, 1 Count, IC 35-48-4-6.2, Level 6 Felony

Possession of 2 or more Precursors, 1 Count, IC 35-48-4-14.5, Level 6 Felony

Dumping / Controlled Substance Waste, 1 Count, 35-48-4-4.1, Level 6 Felony

Common Nuisance, 1 Count, IC 35-45-1-5, Level 6 Felony

Theft, 1 Count, IC 35-43-4-2, Class A Misdemeanor

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, 1 Count, 35-48-4-8.3, Class C Misdemeanor


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