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Teen removed from home in meth bust

A 13-year-old child was removed Tuesday evening from a home where a Fort Wayne man was accused of making and smoking meth in an RV outside his house.

William L. Biggins, 47, of the 10000 block of West Palo Verde Drive, was jailed on preliminary charges of manufacturing meth, possession of two or more precursors, dumping a controlled substance, maintaining a common nuisance and paraphernalia possession, city police said.

Police searched the home Tuesday after they found items in the trash the prior week that are commonly used to make meth, according to a probable cause affidavit.

During the search of the RV and garage of the home, police said they found numerous items commonly used to make meth and several pieces of paraphernalia that field-tested positive for meth.

In a grill, police found a spent one-pot meth lab, according to the affidavit.

Biggins told police he smoked and made meth in the RV. He was being held in lieu of $57,500.

The arrest marks the 25th meth lab investigation city police have conducted this year.