Steuben County Meth Bust

Steuben County Sheriff’s Department News Release:

On 12/05/2012 just after 8:00 am, the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office responded to a complaint of suspicious activity in a wooded area on CR 600 W north of CR 200 S in Steuben County’s rural Jackson Township.  There Sheriff’s Office received a citizen complaint of a suspicious looking vehicle that had driven back into the wooded area  When responding deputies arrived, they located a 1999 Chrysler Voyager minivan parked in the wooded area.  Also located in the wooded area was 33 year old Scotty L. Miller of Fort Wayne, Indiana.  During the course of the investigation, Miller was found to be in possession of suspected Methamphetamine and suspected Methamphetamine paraphernalia.  Sheriff’s detectives were then called in to assist with the investigation.  A subsequent search warrant was obtained for the vehicle and several items associated with the manufacturing of Methamphetamine were located inside the vehicle.  Sheriff’s detectives also located several firearms and other items that were reported stolen from a LaGrange County residence near Wolcottville, Indiana.  Miller was arrested and booked into the Steuben County Jail on one count of class C felony possession of Methamphetamine with a firearm and one count of class A misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia.  The investigation is continuing and additional charges may be filed.  Miller is being held in the Steuben County Jail in lieu of a $22,505.00 bond.  The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Hudson Marshals Office, the Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division, and the Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Section.