KENTLAND, Ind. (WLFI) - Two people have been arrested for their involvement in a meth lab in Newton County.
According to the Newton County Sheriff's Department, Sergeant Shannon Cothran noticed 24-year-old Brett McPeters, of Brook, walking near the Tri-Way Inn Motel in Kentland Sunday morning. Cothran stopped to check on McPeters because he seemed distraught, and noticed McPeters kept moving his hand toward his back pocket.
Sergeant Cothran conducted a pat-down search and found a handgun and a glass pipe, commonly used to smoke methamphetamine, according to police.
McPeters was arrested for carrying a handgun without a permit and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police said they checked on a room at the Tri-Way Inn Motel, after McPeters told police he had been in an argument with a female there. 30-year-old Holli Lacosse, of Morocco, was in the motel room. Police said they noticed items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, in plain sight.
Lacosse was arrested for visiting a common nuisance.
The Newton County Sherriff's Department was assisted by the Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Team to clean up the motel room.
According to police, both McPeters and Lacosse were incarcerated at the Newton County Jail.
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