Responding to a complaint about a strange odor coming from the Stor It Mini Warehouses located at 1900 E. North Main St, east of U.S. 31 firefighters discovered all the workings of a meth lab. Inside the storage unit were several propane tanks with bluish discoloration around the fittings as well as other materials needed to manufacture methampetamine. The blue discoloration is a strong indicator that the tank contains or contained anhydrous ammonia, a main ingredient in meth.
According to the Kokomo Tribune article posted on May 1:
“Kokomo police and state police were then called to dismantle the lab. North Street was shut between U.S. 31 and Touby Pike while officers investigated the lab. No arrests were made as of Thursday and the name of the person who rented the storage unit was not released. Police likely will obtain a warrant for the person’s arrest at the conclusion of the investigation.”