4 arrested in Kokomo meth lab bust; more arrests could follow

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KOKOMO, Ind. (WISH) — Four people were arrested Tuesday in Kokomo for running a meth lab, and police say more arrests could follow.

Mark Dewitt, Christopher Barnett, Kelli Bishop and Kenneth Bishop are suspected of running a meth lab in a usually quiet neighborhood, the 1400 hundred block of North Bell Street.

It’s less than one block away from a church and in a community filled with children.

“I am glad the Kokomo Police Department made this arrest. We have kids all over this neighborhood. We don’t need that craziness,” said Shanna Harris, who lives near the suspected home meth lab.

Kelli and Kenneth Bishop are facing felony charges. Kelli Bishop’s bond was set at $10,000. Kenneth Bishop, Christopher Barnett and Mark Dewitt are being held without bond and are facing level 5 and 6 felony charges.

“I am glad they were taken in,” said Ernest Jenkins, who lives near the suspected meth lab. “I am against drugs and drug dealings. It caught my attention when police arrived near my house. Three squad cars pulled up at once. I thought, ‘What is going on?'”

The group of four will now face 13 felony charges combined.

According to KPD, more arrest may follow. “I cannot comment any further because this investigating is pending,” said Kokomo Police PIO Sergeant Brian Seldon.

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