From: Indiana State Police
State Police Arrest Two Vincennes Men for Manufacturing Meth
Vincennes – Thursday night, May 8, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Indiana State Police went to a residence located at 1410 Overlook Drive, Vincennes, after receiving information that illegal drug activity was occurring. When troopers approached the residence they heard a commotion inside and noticed a small fire inside the fireplace and smoke coming from the chimney. After the troopers were allowed inside the residence they detected a strong odor commonly associated with the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Troopers also determined that the Samuel LaCoste, 34, and Zachary Piper, 35, were attempting to destroy ingredients commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine by burning them in the fireplace. Troopers quickly extinguished the fire and recovered the meth making materials and a small amount of finished product. A search of a pole barn on LaCoste’s property revealed a stolen generator and a four-wheeler that had been reported stolen from Daviess County. LaCoste and Piper were arrested and taken to the Knox County Jail.
ARRESTED AND CHARGES: · Samuel LaCoste, 34, 1410 Overlook Drive, Vincennes, IN Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Class B Felony Possession of Stolen Property, Class D Felony · Zachary Piper, 35, 2015 Greenville Drive, Vincennes, IN Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Class B Felony