News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 26, 2013

ISP assists Sullivan Police with explosive materials, meth labs

The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Small explosive devices and a clandestine meth lab were discovered by Indiana State Police on Friday at a Sullivan residence.

Blake A. Boles, 25, faces multiple criminal counts after an investigation, which began after Sullivan Police officers arrested Boles on a warrant at about 2:30 p.m. Friday and found two small explosive devices in his possession.

Indiana State Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal troopers were dispatched to the scene, and they rendered the two devices safe and collected them for evidence.

Sullivan Police then obtained a search warrant for the Boles residence on East Washington Street in Sullivan, and during the search found five more small homemade explosive devices as well as an active “one pot” meth lab and numerous items related to the manufacture of methamphetamine. The meth lab was dismantled by the ISP Meth Lab Enforcement Team, and police recovered about one ounce of finished meth product, and seized numerous items of drug paraphernalia.

Boles faces charges of class-B felony  manufacturing methamphetamine, the class-D felony charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a hypodermic syringe or needle, sale of precursor, dumping controlled substance and waste, possession of paraphernalia, and maintaining a common nuisance, a class-A misdemeanor.

Additional charges related to the explosive devices are pending.