Police bust meth operation in Jennings County

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JENNINGS COUNTY (November 11, 2013) – Police arrested five people Friday night after officers uncovered a large meth lab in Jennings County.

Deputies from the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a home in the 4800 block of North Sunset Glades Boulevard. They found an active methamphetamine operation in the basement along with items and materials used to produce meth. Investigators also found marijuana, paraphernalia and numerous syringes in the house.

Arrested were Kimberly Murray, 52, Kenneth Barnett, 41, Thomas Tucker, 23, Jarod Nolker, 20, and Katlyn Vera, 21. All were taken to the Jennings County Jail.

Charges against the suspects include manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of two or more precursors, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of paraphernalia and possession of syringes.

Investigators said Barnett was wanted in Bartholomew County on drug-related charges. Nolker was charged with theft and forgery.

Police said the investigation was ongoing and anticipated further arrests.