The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Cops, courts and fires

May 15, 2013

Two women arrested in meth lab investigation

ANDERSON, Ind. — Police investigating a possible burglary Tuesday found what appeared to be a methamphetamine lab, Sheriff Ron Richardson said.

At around 11:34 a.m., Lt. Justin Weber was called to a home in the 4000 block of Somerset Drive, where he found two women, Ashley L. Batler, 27, of Anderson, and Tiffany G. Anderson, 24, of Middletown, along with meth and syringes.

The homeowner consented to a search, Sheriff Ron Richardson said.

He said the Madison County Drug Task Force was called to the site to investigate, and found several precursors needed to manufacture meth, including seven one-pot meth labs, three HCL generators, sulfuric acid, lye, ammonium sulfate, lithium and organic solvents.

Police arrested the women, who are currently being held at the Madison County Detention Center on $10,000 cash bonds for the following charges: Batler was charged with two Class D felony charges of possession of meth and theft. Anderson was charged with three Class D felony charges of possession of meth, theft and possession of syringe.

DTF is still investigating whether others may have been involved, Richardson said.

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