A man and woman from Noble County were arrested Thursday afternoon on multiple drug-related charges.
The incident took place at around 1:15 p.m. near Kendallville's Bixler Lake, according to a news release. An Indiana State Police trooper was trying to discover the source of a chemical odor when he allegedly saw a black Chevrolet pickup with a man and woman sitting inside.
As the trooper approached, the people got out of the truck, and the trooper reported that the chemical odor was emanating from the vehicle.
The trooper talked to the two people and identified them as 41-year-old Kevin L. Frane of Kendallville and 41-year-old Susan Holliday of Rome City. The trooper then allegedly saw items in the bed of the pickup that are used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine, while inside the truck were two bags with more materials to make the product, including sulfuric acid.
A more detailed search allegedly turned up meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Frane and Holliday were arrested and taken to the Noble County Jail. Frane is charged with Class B felony possession of meth within 1,000 feet of a public park, Class D felony possession of precursors with intent to manufacture meth, Class D felony maintaining a common nuisance, Class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana and Class A misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia. Holliday is charged with Class B felony possession of meth within 1,000 feet of a public park and Class D felony visiting a common nuisance.