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Police and fire


5 meth labs found in vehicle; Warsaw man held


Five one-pot meth labs were found in a vehicle on Warsaw's west side Thursday night, and a Warsaw man was arrested on meth-related charges, police said today.

Travis Johnson, 37, was charged with dealing methamphetamine, manufacturing meth by a prior offender and possession of meth precursors by a prior offender, Warsaw police said in a statement. He was being held at the Kosciusko County Jail without bond.

Police said a 33-year-old Warsaw woman was charged with visiting a common nuisance, a misdemeanor. She was being held on $350 bond.

The statement said narcotics officers received a tip about 10 p.m. that there was meth activity in a vehicle. Police said they found the vehicle near Columbia and Fort Wayne streets and made a traffic stop.

A police canine alerted to the presence of illegal drugs and a search warrant was obtained, police said.

They said they found five one-pot meth labs, a generator, ephedrine and multiple precursors to the manufacture of methamphetamine.

At a residence on Sherman Street, police said, they found more precursors and meth paraphernalia.

Warsaw and Indiana State Police lab teams were called to collect and remove the products, police said. They said Winona Lake police and the county prosecutor's office also assisted.