Trash fire leads to meth bust

Mug shots of Allen Michael Johnson, Shelby Lee Combs and Everett Lynn Furrow provided by the Waterloo Marshal's Office
Mug shots of Allen Michael Johnson, Shelby Lee Combs and Everett Lynn Furrow provided by the Waterloo Marshal's Office

WATERLOO, Ind. (WANE) Three people were arrested on Friday after an officer with the Waterloo Marshal’s Office smelled the odor associated with a meth lab when he was investigating a trash fire.

The fire was located at a vacant home located in the 800 block of West Railroad Street. When officer Aaron Fike went to check out the smell, he found two people inside and a third person fleeing the home. Officer Fike also found an active one pot ammonia reaction vessel under pressure and bubbling as well as other items required in the manufacturing process of methamphetamine.

The Waterloo Fire Department was dispatched to the scene as well as the Indiana State Police Clandestine Laboratory Team who conducted a clean-up and disposal of the active reaction vessel and associated chemicals.

Arrested at the scene were the following:

1. Allen Michael Johnson, 21 years old of 1102 S. Main St., Auburn, Indiana. Arrested for Dealing in Methamphetamine, A Class B felony.
2. Shelby Lee Combs, 20 years old of 1102 S. Main St., Auburn, Indiana. Arrested for Dealing in Methamphetamine, A Class B felony.
3. Everett Lynn Furrow, 46 years old of 670 E. Union St., Waterloo, Indiana. Arrested for Dealing in Methamphetamine, A Class B Felony.

All three subjects are currently being held in the DeKalb County Jail on $10,000.00 bond. The Waterloo Marshal’s Office was assisted at the scene by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, Indiana State Police Clandestine Laboratory Team and the Waterloo Fire Department.

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