Floyd County Sheriff deputies make accidental meth lab bust


by Gene Kang


Posted on January 31, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 31 at 2:07 PM

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WHAS11) – A New Albany man is facing multiple charges after Floyd County Sheriff deputies busted a home with a working meth lab.

"I came home late at night and they had multiple police cars and everything," neighbor Adam White said. 

Floyd County Sheriff deputies arrested Doug Henderson, 27, after they found an active meth lab in a New Albany home.

"It was scary because there was a little boy that lived there and would play with our kids," neighbor Jennifer Daniel said.

Health department signs were placed on the front door at the home located in the 3900 block of Douglas Avenue.

It started on Friday, when officers were serving an outstanding warrant.

That's when they noticed a strong chemical smell, associated with meth, coming from the back of the house. They found a meth lab next to a bed.

Detectives say Henderson ran and had to be tased.

They add that this isn't the first meth lab bust at this house.

"We've lived here for nine years," Daniel said. "[but] I just never thought that would be across the street."

"Everybody knew there was something going on but we aren't going to stick our nose in their business," White said.

Indiana State Police found meth making material including a two liter bottle, paint thinner, Drain-O and cold medicine with pseudoephedrine.

Henderson was charged with possession of meth precursors with intent to manufacture a controlled substance and resisting arrest.