Logansport police and Cass County sheriff's deputies found a meth lab near Riverside Park this evening.
A neighbor called the Logansport Police Department shortly before 5 p.m., alerting officers to suspicious activity at a vacant residence at 1015 Riverside Drive. Officers checked the house and smelled a chemical odor associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine, Cass County Det. Sgt. Pat Zeider said.
"This is the second one since Sunday that we've had," Zeider said.
The active methamphetamine lab included one reaction vessel, three HCL generators and several precursors and paraphernalia, all confined to one room in the house, Zeider said.
Whoever made the lab was also stealing electricity from another neighbor via an extension cord, Zeider added.
Logansport Fire Department and a member of the Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab Team helped clean up the lab. The Logansport Streets Department boarded up the house, which law enforcement believe to be a foreclosed home owned by a bank.
Officers are still looking for the homeless man they believe is responsible for the meth lab. Zeider said it's possible officers may find other meth labs during the course of the investigation, which is ongoing.
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