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January 9, 2014

Visit during snowstorm nets police six arrests

KPD finds an active meth lab on North Main Street.

Kokomo police went to a northside residence early Monday, in the middle of a snowstorm, to serve a warrant.

They ended up arresting six people, and finding an active methamphetamine lab, according to KPD Major Brian Seldon.

“They arrived and saw an individual standing behind the home, acting suspiciously. When they approached him, he ran inside the residence,” Seldon said.

Police saw at least one person inside the home, 2201 N. Main St., who they knew was wanted on an active warrant, so they went inside, Seldon said, and found an active meth lab along with two people wanted on warrants.

Police have asked prosecutors to file a Class A felony charge of manufacturing methamphetamine against Casey W. Thompson, 23, 2600 block of East 100 North, along with a Class B felony charge of methamphetamine possession, and a felony illegal drug lab charge. Police also arrested Thompson on a petition to revoke and on two warrants for failure to appear.

Kyle L. Stacy, 33, 400 block of Bradford Drive, faces felony charges of possession of a syringe and methamphetamine possession, and a misdemeanor charge of visiting a common nuisance.

Warrants for felony burglary and theft charges, along with two warrants for failure to appear and a petition to revoke were all found to be active against another visitor to the Main Street residence, Larry J. Fording, 45, 700 block of East Gerhart Street.

Police are asking for a felony assisting a criminal charge against Stephanie J. Means, 40, the only person arrested with an address listed at the house. Means is also potentially facing charges of false informing.

Two other individuals, Ashley M. Fording, 18, 1800 block of North Cortland Avenue, and Wittney D. Fording, 19, same address, were arrested on charges of visiting a common nuisance.

Scott Smith can be reached at 765-454-8569, scott.smith@kokomotribune, or on Twitter, @JasonSSmith1.

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