Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office News Release - August 9, 2012
On Wednesday, August 8th at approximately 11:30pm, deputies were dispatched to the area of Danville Drive and Belmar Lane in regards to a possible active meth lab. Once deputies arrived on scene they started to walk the area to investigate the complaint.
When deputies arrived at the intersection of Danville Drive and Belmar Lane the detected a strong chemical odor in the air, commonly associated with the manufacturing of methamphetamine. The chemical odor finally led the deputies to 1716 Belmar Lane.
Deputies initially attempted to speak with the residents, however no one would answer the door. Eventually, deputies found the chemical odor was coming from a yard barn directly behind the house. Outside the yard barn, deputies located several items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
Deputies observed the lights on inside the yard barn and white smoke coming from the window. They could also see other items used in the processing of meth through the window. Due to the fact the deputies could not see entirely into the yard barn and the volatile nature of the incident, deputies knocked several times to see if anyone was inside. Because no one answered and they could not see entirely into the barn, deputies forced entry but could not locate anyone. Deputies then contacted detectives from the Joint Task Force Meth Suppression Unit to assist with dismantling the meth lab that they found inside.
While deputies were waiting for the detectives to arrive, the door of the residence opened up and several juveniles were inside. One of the juveniles told the deputies that his brother, David Myers, was the one they were looking for and he lived inside the barn. Deputies then questioned another subject who stated Myers was looking for a place to hide and that Myers was hiding under the trailer located at 1746 Belmar Lane.
When deputies arrived at 1746 Belmar Lane, they observed items of clothing lying on some tires outside the trailer indicating someone was hiding underneath the trailer. Deputies were then able to locate Myers underneath the trailer and ordered him out without incident, placing him under arrest for Manufacturing Methamphetamine - Class B Felony.
When Myers was questioned about the meth labs, he denied any knowledge of the meth lab. Myers claimed he was walking home when he noticed a male subject burglarizing his yard barn. Myers stated he then ran several trailers down and hid underneath one. Detectives checked the cell phone belong to Myer, however there was no indication that Myers dialed 911 to report a burglary. Myers was then transported to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Confinement Center.
Upon receiving a search warrant, the detectives located an active "one-pot" meth lab inside the yard barn with several other inactive labs and precursors used to manufacture methamphetamine. Further investigation revealed Myers was the only person to have access to the yard barn and maintained the only keys to the lock.
David Aubrey Myers
w/m - 30 years of age