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PERRY COUNTY – Two Perry County residents were arrested Wednesday afternoon near Cannelton after Indiana State Police allegedly located a methamphetamine lab in their home.
At approximately 1 p.m., Senior Trooper Trey Lytton and Trooper Robert Lambert arrived at 8264 East State Road 166, Cannelton, with the Perry County Sheriff’s Department and the Perry County Probation Office, to conduct a probation search of the residence.
Upon arrival, officers met Michael Harrison, 29, and his wife, Bonnie Harrison, 31. Through the course of their investigation, officers said they located methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and multiple items they said are commonly associated with the manufacturing of meth. The two were arrested without incident and transported to the Perry County Jail.
After a preliminary search of the residence, a search warrant was secured through Perry County to continue searching the property. Further investigation by officers, they said, led them to discover an active clandestine lab in a trailer, as well as additional amounts of meth and other paraphernalia.
Bonnie Harrison was additionally wanted on a probation warrant through Perry County. Officers were on scene for nearly six hours while the scene was processed and the clandestine lab was disassembled.
Troopers were assisted by the Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Section, Perry County Sheriff’s Department and Perry County Probation.
Michael and Bonnie Harrison each face Class B felony charges of manufacturing methamphetamine as well as Class D felony charges of maintaining a common nuisance and possession of drug precursors and methamphetamine. They also are charged with misdemeanor counts of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.