MONON — Authorities dismantled a meth lab in Monon and arrested three men in connection with the manufacture of methamphetamine Tuesday morning.

The arrests came at approximately 1:30 a.m., after officers from Indiana State Police and the White County Sheriff’s Department were called to assist the Monon Police Department with a complaint of a suspicious odor coming from a residence in the 200 block of North Market Street in Monon.

The odor was traced to a residence at 202 N. Market St., where, upon further investigation, officers found an alleged working meth lab.

Three suspects were taken into custody and charged with possession of methamphetamine, a Class B felony, manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class A felony, and illegal drug laboratory, a Class C felony, an ISP news release said. Those arrested were Matthew S. Lock, 35, of 202 N. Market St., Mark E. Lock, 24, of Monon, and Justin J. Budimir, 19, of Monticello. Mark Lock also was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor.

All three were transported to the White County Jail, where bond was set at $40,000.

The Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab Team also was called to assist at the scene by dismantling the laboratory.

Police said all of this occurred within 1,000 feet of a park, elevating the manufacturing offense to a Class A felony.

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