Marshall County Reports Meth Lab Reduction


Indiana State Police numbers show that Marshall County has dropped in the amount of methamphetamine labs seized.

Marshall County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Nelson Chipman said there have been only eight labs seized in the county this year as of June. In years past, the county ranked in the top 10 in regards to seized meth labs.

Prosecutor David R. Holmes credited the effort of all law enforcement in the county in building cases that result in the apprehension of criminals producing the drug and the successful prosecution of those suspects. Holmes added that the strategy of insisting upon lengthy prison sentences for those who manufacture methamphetamine for sale or for use is working in the county’s favor.

Chipman stated that some of the most prolific meth cooks have been tried or pleaded guilty and sentenced to lengthy prison time.

If you see any suspicious activity or suspect drug activity in your neighborhood, call the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department at (574) 936-3187.