Police find meth lab components in Columbus man’s home
COLUMBUS, Ind. (Dec. 10, 2015)– State police arrested a man after finding meth lab components in his Columbus home.
Police responded to the 1100 block of California Street on a report of criminal activity at a residence.
A search warrant was served at the house. During the search, various methamphetamine lab components were found stashed in a hidden compartment in the basement of the home. Meth and drug paraphernalia were found in other parts of the home.
Police found the homeowner, Tony Gibson, 53, at his place of employment. Police say he was found in possession of meth and paraphernalia. He was arrested on charges of dealing/manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Child Protective Services assisted with the investigation due to a young child possibly having been in the residence where the meth lab equipment was found. Police did not say whether or not a child was actually found.