A wanted fugitive was arrested in LaPorte after police received word of his whereabouts and a potential meth lab at the location.
Detectives went to the residence and arrested 19-year-old Blake Brown of La Porte for an outstanding theft warrant. Ryan Goethals, 29, was also at the residence and police took him into custody as he had an active arrest warrant for purchasing ephedrine. They were both taken to the La Porte County Jail.
A subsequent search was conducted and led police to the discover of items commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. The Indiana State Police Methamphetamine Suppression Unit was called to document and seize the items for evidence.
The incident remains under investigation and additional charges are pending.