Authorities discovered an inactive meth lab Thursday morning at a home in Ashley, the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department said.
A tip prompted officers to start a narcotics investigation in May that focused on 101 E. Lincoln St. in Ashley.
After gathering enough evidence for a search warrant, officers raided the home Thursday and found an inactive meth lab, ingredients for making meth and drug paraphernalia, the sheriff’s department said.
The man who lived there, Nicholas J. Gaetz, 51, was arrested on three felonies: manufacturing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a public park, possession of precursors within 1,000 feet of a public park and maintaining a common nuisance. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Gaetz was being held without bail.
The Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Team helped clean up the lab.