A 31-year-old Bloomfield man was arrested by the Indiana State Police Meth Task Force Thursday night on multiple methamphetmaine-related charges.
Just before 8 p.m., troopers with the Indiana State Police Meth Task Force located an active methamphetamine lab at 8630 East State Road 54 near Bloomfield, according to Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Curt Durnil,
Justin Scott Anthony, of Bloomfield, was arrested and incarcerated in the Greene County Jail on a variety of preliminary criminal charges, including:
* Manufacturing methamphetamine -- a class B felony.
* Possession of precursors with intent to manufacture ---- a class D felony.
* Taking a child or endangered adult to a nuisance ---- a class D felony.
* Neglect of a dependent ---- a class D felony
He's being held without bond, pending an initial court appearance. No court date has been assigned.
"An ongoing investigation led troopers to this address where a subsequent search located mixed chemicals, Coleman camp fuel, starting fluid, ammonium nitrate, lithium stripping, sulfuric acid, sodium hydroxide lye, pseudoephedrine and equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine," Durnil stated in a prepared news release. "Troopers were able to witness the suspect, Justin Anthony, in the act of manufacturing methamphetamine at the residence.
There were also six children, between the ages of 2 and 14, who were present, Durnil noted.
"Child Protective Services was contacted to ensure the safety of the children," he said. "The investigation is ongoing and could lead to other arrests."
Sgt. Durnil reminds residents that anyone with information about possible methamphetamine activity can contact the Indiana State Police Meth Task Force at (812) 332-4411.