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Woman arrested after police find meth lab in running car

WANE.com, May 10, 2013

AUBURN, Ind. (WANE) - Auburn police arrested a woman early Friday morning after finding her passed out in a car with an active meth lab in it.

Officers said they discovered a car parked near the gas pumps at a service station in the 1900-block of Wayne Street in Auburn at around 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Police said Holly A. Slone, 23, of Auburn, was slumped over the wheel and appeared to be passed out. The car was running. Officers also saw numerous items associated with drug use inside of the car next to Slone.

A K-9 sniffed the outside of the car and alerted officers to the presence of illegal drugs. According to police, officers then found an active meth lab and several methamphetamine precursors in the vehicle.

The Indiana State Police Methamphetamine Lab Team was called to the scene to process the active meth lab. ISP was assisted by the Auburn Fire Department.

Police said Slone was arrested and booked into the DeKalb County Jail on charges of:

  • Manufacturing Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a park
  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Precursors
  • Possession of Paraphernalia
  • Criminal Recklessness

Auburn police said this situation could have been a disaster. The meth lab could have exploded because it was inside of a running car next to a fuel pump.

Police encourage the public to call when they observe situations that appear suspicious or out of the ordinary.