Details are limited because of the ongoing investigation, but officials at the Clay County Sheriff's Department confirm Aaron L. Evol, 24, Rosedale, was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana under 30 grams and possession of a methamphetamine drug lab.
According to information made available to The Brazil Times, officers were dispatched to an area near the intersection of County Road 1200 North and State Road 59 because of reports of suspicious activity involving one-three people and a vehicle.
As officers arrived, Evol, who was driving the vehicle, left the scene but was later stopped and taken into custody.
Meanwhile, a CCSD Deputy/K-9 Handler Brison Swearingen and K-9 Officer Dayk performed a search of the area and discovered an active clandestine methamphetamine lab inside an abandoned barn.
Although the other suspect(s) fled the scene on foot, Dayk was unable to track them for undisclosed reasons.
The Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab Team was contacted to clean the area and collect evidence where the meth lab was located.
Evol was transported and booked into the Clay County Justice Center on a $25,000 cash bond with no 10 percent allowed to await formal arraignment per the court schedule.
Officials, who have no description of the other suspects, request anyone who might have been in the area and seen anything between 10:30-11 p.m., Wednesday, contact the Clay County Sheriff's Department at 446-2535.