A Jasper man was placed under arrest on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia Monday morning while authorities say charges are pending on another man they say is still at-large.
Deputies with the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department made the arrest after they acted on a tip alleging a child under the age of 16 was provided methamphetamine.
Police say the incident took place at the residence of 27-year-old Willie Montgomery along the 200 block of 36th Street in Jasper. Deputies looking into the complaint went to Montgomery’s home after learning he was behind on his fees associated with being listed on the state’s sex offender registry.
After addressing the registry issue, deputies talked to Montgomery about the drug complaint and received permission to search the premises.
Deputies allegedly found a trash bag containing precursors that included Roebic drain cleaner, Coleman fuel and cold gel packs.
Sheriff’s deputies who alleged methamphetamine was cooked in the basement of the residence called in an Indiana State Police clandestine lab team to process the scene. The property owner was notified of the find and told the residence was not livable.
Authorities booked Montgomery into the Dubois County Security Center on a Level 5 felony count of manufacturing methamphetamine and a misdemeanor count of paraphernalia possession.
Deputies say the case remains open and that they continue to search for a second suspect linked to the original complaint.
The sheriff’s department noted the incident was the second methamphetamine lab located in the county in the last week. Charges are pending in the other incident in Huntingburg.