Edinburgh police find working meth lab, arrest 3

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EDINBURGH, Ind. (WISH) – Three people are behind bars after police found a working meth lab in Edinburgh.

It happened on the 200 block of North Grant Street on Tuesday.

According to the police report, a pizza delivery driver led them to the house after he received counterfeit money. The report says, that police got a tip that 51-year-old Billy Ray Elliott has counterfeit money in the home.

One of the suspects, 42-year-old Jonathan James, told officers that he was in the final stage of cooking. A state police team was called to the house, along with the Edinburgh Fire Department and White River Fire Decontamination Response Team because the ingredients were cooking when officers arrived.

Jenifer McClure was also arrested. Police say she had a used syringe in a plastic bag that was used to inject herself.

Elliott was preliminarily charged with dealing meth, illegal possession of anhydrous ammonia and chemical solutions, illegal possession of a syringe and possession of meth. James was preliminary charged with dealing meth, possession of precursor drugs, illegal possession of a syringe and possession of meth. McClure was preliminarily charged with possession of a narcotic and illegal possession of a syringe.

Three others who were at the home were given a summons to appear in court on a charge of visiting a common nuisance.

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