Knox Man Arrested after Meth Lab Found in Residence

Lonzo Jackson, Jr.

Lonzo Jackson, Jr., 20, of Knox, was arrested on Saturday, November 26th, on drug charges after officers from the Knox City Police Department reportedly found a meth lab in his residence.

Police were called to 206 N. Cleveland Street and when they arrived they reportedly smelled a strong odor of ether. Officers attempted to get Jackson out of the house but were unsuccessful. Officers reportedly kicked in the north door and entered the residence. Officers announced their presence and found Jackson and two young children inside the house. The two children, who are Jackson’s brothers, were taken out of the residence and placed into the custody of the Department of Family and Children. Jackson was handcuffed and taken into custody.

A meth lab was reportedly found in the kitchen trash can and items were found that are commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine. The finished product was also found in the home. The Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab Team was called to the scene to clean up the lab. A warrant was obtained to search a blue locker on the property and it was granted. Inside, police found several items that had been used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Lonzo Jackson, Jr. has preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of School Property, Possession of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of School Property, two counts of Neglect of a Dependent and Illegal Drug Lab.