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Police: Man arrested in meth case had been busted before

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MUNCIE – Police arrested a Muncie man accused of manufacturing meth—and it’s not the first time they’ve busted him for the same offense

A volunteer noticed some suspicious material just off the Cardinal Greenway on Sunday morning. That volunteer called police. Investigating officers also handled complaints from neighbors worried about the smell coming from the home of 37-year-old James Truax.

Inside the home at 1525 S. Ribble Ave., police found what they described as a working meth lab with toxic and flammable waste. Investigators said liquids in the house tested positive for meth.

Police also found about 20 bags of meth-related material along the Greenway and in nearby woods, although they haven’t made a direct connection between that material and Truax.

Preliminary charges against him including manufacturing meth and possession of meth. Just six weeks ago, police arrested Truax on similar charges at the same address. More charges could follow.