Police find mobile meth lab in parking lot

Eric D. Alderfer Jr. (left) and Ryan Sells (20) courtesy Whitley County Sheriff's Department.

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) Police found 17 one pot meth labs and 15 hydrochloric gas generators when searching a suspicious vehicle in a Churubusco parking lot.

Officers with the Churubusco Police Department went to the parking lot on Sunday around 11 a.m. They found a 1999 GMC with Ryan Sells, 20, and Eric D. Alderfer Jr., 27, inside. As an officer was preparing to search the vehicle, one of them men told the officer there was an active meth lab in the vehicle.

The Whitley County Drug Task was called in, along with the Indiana State Police methamphetamine team. They also found methamphetamine, chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine and paraphernalia including syringes.

Both Sells and Alderfer Jr. were taken to the Whitley County Jail.

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