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May 8, 2013

Man faces probation violation and meth charges

ANDERSON, Ind. — A man who told police he was making Kool-Aid faces drug charges after police found an alleged meth lab in his home Tuesday night.

Jeremy D. Plummer, 25, was arrested after police reportedly found small plastic bags and straws filled with meth in his home in the 200 block of 12th Street. Drug Task Force officers said they had been tracking pseudoephedrine purchases by Plummer and had tried on previous occasions to speak to him.

According to a probable cause affidavit, DTF officers came to the home and saw Plummer shaking a bottle through an upstairs window. When they questioned him about it, Plummer said he was making Kool-Aid. Police found meth, empty pseudoephedrine packs, Coleman fuel, hydrochloric acid and other chemicals used to make meth in the home.

Plummer faces probation violations along with the drug charges. He pleaded guilty to a charge of auto theft in 2007 and, after previous probation violations, is still serving a suspended sentence. He’s currently in Madison County Jail on $20,000 bond.

The Madison County Drug Task Force wants help from the public to bring down meth labs. Tips can be made anonymously. Signs to look for meth manufacturing are a strong ammonia or solvent smell like an auto body shop. Look for airline-type rubber tubing, ether or camp fuel cans, plastic bottles, pseudoephedrine packages, lithium battery casings and propane tanks with a blue or green discoloration around the valve. The chemicals are highly explosive and fumes are toxic to breathe and will damage internal organs.

If you have any information, call DTF’s direct line at 648-6796. DTF also offers group classes for drug education.

Find Jack Molitor on Facebook and @AggieJack4 on Twitter, or call 640-4883.

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