Officers conducting security check locate meth lab

Keith and Melissa Secrest
Mug shots of Keith A. Secrest (L) and Melissa D. Secrest (R) provided by DeKalb County Sheriff's Dept.

WATERLOO, Ind. (WANE)  Two people are under arrest after police found items related to the manufacture of meth inside their Waterloo home.  The couple’s three children, ages 17, 14 and eight are under the case of child protective services.

Officers with the Waterloo Marshal’s Department were conducting a security check at at a factory when they smelled an odor of chemicals coming from a nearby garage.  They recognized the odor as what’s emitted into the air during the making of meth.

A search warrant was obtained for the property located on West Street.

Secrest home
The Secrest home located at 210 West Street in Waterloo.

Once inside, investigators found seven HCL generators, two one pot ammonia reaction vessels and other items used to make meth.

Keith A. Secrest, 42, and Melissa D. Secrest, 40, were both taken into custody on various felony charges related to the manufacture of meth. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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