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UPDATE - Meth cleanup in Cannelton stretches into night

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By The Staff

CANNELTON - State and local police worked Monday to remove hundreds of glass and plastic jars, whiskey bottles and even cookie jars a Cannelton man allegedly used to make methamphetamine inside his Polk Street home.

Timothy Sides, 46, was arrested on a warrant for driving without a license late Monday morning on Indiana 237. Tell City Cpl. Marty Haughee said Sides was wanted on a warrant for operating a vehicle after being convicted as a habitual traffic violator. Officers said they spotted him behind the wheel near the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge and stopped the car he was driving.

Officers allegedly found methamphetamine in the vehicle and obtained a search warrant for Sides' mobile home. Once inside the residence, Haughee, Sgt. Paul Andry, Trooper David Qualkenbush and other officers found plastic and glass containers they said were used in the meth-making process as well as empty boxes of ephedrine-containing medication, spent coffee filters and other debris allegedly used to make meth.

Because of the quantity of drug-lab items, a clean-up crew from Marion, Ill., was called to the scene.

Sides was being held on $31,400 cash bail and was awaiting his first court appearance Tuesday.