Two arrested, children taken into custody during meth bust

Todd William Spallinger (left) and Shannon K. Badman (right) (Provided Photos/Waterloo Marshal's Office)

WATERLOO, Ind. (WANE) – Officers with the Waterloo Marshal’s Department went to an apartment Friday afternoon in the 200 block of Knoll Creek Drive on a report of methamphetamine use.

When officers went inside they found two adults and four children along with methamphetamine, numerous items used to smoke methamphetamine and several containers of synthetic marijuana or “spice.”

Arrested at the scene was Todd William Spallinger, 35, and Shannon K. Badman, 34, who both live at the apartment.

Spallinger and Badman were booked into the DeKalb County Jail on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, a Class B felony, maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony, possession of synthetic marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor and possession of paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.

The Indiana Department of Child Protection Services removed four children from the apartment, ages 1, 4, 5 and 6. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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