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ISP: Man responsible for meth lab in Muncie Wal-Mart arrested

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Members of the Pendleton District Meth Suppression Squad arrested the man who was wanted for leaving a backpack meth lab in a Muncie Wal-Mart last Thursday evening.

According to Indiana State Police in Pendleton, Tyler Armstrong, 25 of Muncie was arrested Monday before 8:30 p.m. at a Taco Bell, 2201 S. Madison St. in Muncie.

They said troopers were led to that neighborhood where they located Armstrong as he walked into the restaurant.

Armstrong attempted to resist officers but was taken into custody in the Delaware County Jail. He was charged with taking part in the manufacturing of methamphetamine, dumping controlled substance waste, criminal recklessness, battery on a police officer and resisting law enforcement. Additional charges could be filed.

Ashley Oliver, 24 of Muncie was with Armstrong at the time of the arrest. She was also arrested for taking part in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. She was in custody Monday in Delaware County Jail.

Officers say this is a good time to remind people that meth labs and meth lab trash can be anywhere at any time. They say it’s important for neighbors to know what to look out for.  Officer say meth trash can include psuedoephedrine blister packs, Liquid Fire drain cleaner bottles, battery casings and plastic drink bottles with white residue in the bottom.

ISP asks anyone who may see something suspicious to either call 911 or call the ISP Drug Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756.  Tips can be anonymous.

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