Three people have been charged in a methamphetamine lab operation investigation in LaPorte.
LaPorte Police Department officers and investigators from the Indiana Department of Child Services were called to a mobile home park in reference to a child welfare call. When police arrived at the home, they smelled strong chemical odors which led them to believe a meth lab was in the residence.
The LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit was called to the scene and inside the home they reportedly found several ingredients used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Active meth labs were also found inside the home. A 12-year-old boy was in the home, sitting on a sofa playing video games at the time police arrived at the scene. He was taken to a hospital for an evaluation because of possible exposure to the toxic vapors.
Thirty-two-year-old Adam Tener was arrested on preliminary charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance and Neglect of a Dependent. Sabraina Hutson, 25, was arrested on preliminary charges of Illegal Drug Lab, Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance. Karey Swedersky, 41, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Visiting a Common Nuisance.
The Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Section assisted at the scene to help gather evidence and decontaminate the residence.