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Indiana State Police find Warsaw mother with active meth lab in pickup

by Indiana State Police on March 17, 2015

Kosciusko County – Last Saturday a Warsaw women was stopped by the state police on US 30 near Parker St. in Warsaw for running a traffic light.  Indiana State Police Lieutenant Chad Larsh soon discovered after talking to the women that she was acting abnormal and showing signs of drug and alcohol impairment.

The driver of the pickup truck, Janet A. Combs, 42, was driving on suspended driver’s license and had her two boys age ten and twelve with her.  Through the course of discussion with Combs, Larsh noticed drug paraphernalia located in the drivers area as well as items that are associated with drug use in Combs’ possession.  Combs claimed that she had borrowed the truck to take her two boys to the movies.

Larsh further uncovered a black bag in the bed of the truck during the vehicle inventory for impound.  The bag was found to contain an active one pot meth lab and other items associated with methamphetamine manufacturing.

Combs was taken to Kosciusko Community Hospital after a search warrant was obtained giving permission to obtain her blood and urine for analysis.  Combs was incarcerated at the Kosciusko County Jail for possession of methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, and driving while suspended.  Pending the outcome of the blood and urine tests Combs may face additional charges.   
*All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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