News and Tribune

Police & Fire News

August 26, 2013

Meth labs found in Clarksville

Two taken into custody

JEFFERSONVILLE — Clarksville police took three active methamphetamine labs off the street and made two arrests early Monday morning after responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle.

Donald A. McKim, 47, and Deborah Andres, 32, have each been charged with multiple methamphetamine-related felonies.

Clarksville police Detective Joel DeMoss said police received the suspicious vehicle call about 3 a.m., and an officer responded to the parking lot of Old Towne Village Apartments at 790 Irving Drive.

The officer found McKim alone in a pick up truck and a one-pot methamphetamine lab in the vehicle’s cab.

DeMoss said McKim reported he went to the Old Towne Village parking lot to “burp” the mobile meth lap because it was too dangerous of a process to carry out in his room at America’s Best Inn about a mile away on Eastern Boulevard.

The burping of a one-pot lab releases air in the contraption and prevents it from possibly exploding, DeMoss said.

McKim was placed under arrest, and he gave police permission to search his room at America’s Best Inn.

Police and McKim went to the hotel room, where Andres was found.

DeMoss said two additional one-pot meth labs were found “in plain view” in the hotel room by police , and Andres was taken into custody.

Indiana State Police was called to both locations to safely remove the methamphetamine labs and seize other methamphetamine-cooking materials.

McKim and Andres were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and class B felony possession of methamphetamine.

McKim was also charged with maintaining a common nuisance, a class D felony.

The pair have a shared listed address on Kepley Road in Georgetown, but DeMoss said it is likely they are transients using the Clarksville hotel room for drug activity.


Text Only | Photo Reprints
Police & Fire News
Easter 2014 photos

Click on any photo to purchase it.

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman
2013 Photos of the year

Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.