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Police Chief’s Sends Message To Meth Users The Day After Drug Sweep Nets Over A Dozen Arrests

August 14, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Police Chief’s Sends Message To Meth Users The Day After Drug Sweep Nets Over A Dozen Arrests

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The day after a massive drug sweep, where more than a dozen arrests were made, the Muncie Police Chief Steve Stewart is fired up, and has a message to drug dealers: “If you are a meth cooker, we are coming after your ass!” Stewart said.

Stewart wants to make it very clear that he is serious about targeting drug dealers in his community.

“I’ve seen our evidence photos and it’s incredible,” he said.

The biggest meth manufacturing operation was found at a home located at 1100 W. Second St.The photo Stewart is referencing shows more than 100 single-pot meth labs strewn about one of the three homes raided by Muncie and Indiana State Police Wednesday evening. There were 14 arrests made during the sweep.

“That was one of the biggest I’ve ever seen and that was just one house!” said Stewart.

Officers could be seen wearing hazmat suits and removing highly combustible single-pot meth labs.

“I’m just glad it’s cleaned up and they are out of the neighborhood,” said Chris Cameron, who works next to one of the meth houses raided by authorities.

At least six of the arrests made during the operation were executed through undercover or confidential informant drug buys. FOX59 has obtained exclusive video of one of these exchanges.

“I’ve had a zero tolerance policy for meth in this office for a long time and I’m going to continue that,” said Delaware County Prosecutor Jeff Arnold.

Arnold says meth isn’t just a public safety risk, it’s also costing tax payer big money.

“The cost to clean up what you saw in that picture is tremendous,” said Arnold.

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