February 11, 2014
Monday morning at approximately 8:30 a.m., Indiana State Police Officers from the Cyber Crimes
Unit assisted the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department with the service
of a search warrant at 3330 West Mooresville Road, Indianapolis.
During the course of the investigation a suspected clandestine lab was observed
in another outside building and a search warrant was applied for by the Indiana
State Police Meth Suppression Section. After receiving the warrant, officers
located items commonly used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine utilizing
the red phosphorus method.
The red phosphorus method of manufacturing methamphetamine is extremely
dangerous due to the possibility of toxic gases and explosions. However,
Trooper Tom Egler, of the ISP Meth Suppression Section, said this lab was not
active today and the surrounding neighbors were not in any danger. No
evacuations were experienced due to the lab being discovered.
Indiana State Police arrested Sheridan Tom, 41, 3330 W. Mooresville Road,
Indianapolis and transported him to the Marion County Arrestee Processing
Center. He faces charges of Manufacturing of Methamphetamine, Class B Felony,
Possession of Precursors, Class D Felony and Maintaining a Common Nuisance,
Class D Felony.
The mission of the Meth Suppression Section is to pro-actively investigate
methamphetamine crimes in communities all over the state of Indiana. MSS
utilizes a three pronged approach by focusing on enforcement, education, and
the creation of partnerships. You can report suspected drug activity
anonymously at www.meth.in.gov or 1-800-453-4756.
Information requests regarding the Cyber Crimes search warrant should be
directed to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.