ANDERSON – Police arrested a man they believe operated a meth lab out of an abandoned Anderson home.
Tuesday night, Pendleton Meth Suppression Troopsers took Joshua D. Symon, 23, Anderson, into custody. Preliminary charges against him include manufacturing meth (class B felony), possession of precursors to manufacture methamphetamine (class D felony), possession of methamphetamine (class D felony) and maintaining a common nuisance (class D felony).
Police originally started the investigation on Jan. 8, when they checked pseudoephedrine logs at stores in the Anderson area. Leads led them to serve a search warrant at an abandoned home located at 217 E. 15th St. on Jan. 11. Inside, state troopers found several containers in various states of the meth manufacturing process. They also discovered precursors used to make methamphetamine.
Troopers spent hours at the home cleaning up and processing toxic chemicals, saying there was enough material to cause a large explosion in the community.