Man drops meth lab in police pursuit

Cory L. Kryder mug shot courtesy of the Allen County Sheriff's Department
Cory L. Kryder mug shot courtesy of the Allen County Sheriff's Department

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A man who was carrying a one-pot meth lab along Goshen Road dropped it and ran after police tried to stop him, according to court documents.

Police said they saw Cory Kryder, 40, of Fort Wayne, who had a warrant out for his arrest, walking on Goshen, near Independence Drive, on April 11. When police attempted to stop him, Kryder immediately dropped something he was holding and ran.

Officers were able to tackle Kryder and arrest him without further incident.

When police looked for the item Kryder dropped, they found a one-pot meth lab in a 24-ounce plastic bottle about 10 feet from the road.

According to court documents, Kryder told police the meth lab “was his and was a dud.”

Kryder is facing the following charges:

  • Dealing Methamphetamine-Manufactures
  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Resisting Law Enforcement

As of Thursday, Kryder was listed in the Allen County Jail. 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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