What began as a complaint of trespassing wound up leading to an Orland man being arrested Wednesday evening, charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.
The incident took place around 7:30 p.m., according to a news release from the Indiana State Police. A state trooper and a Steuben County Sheriff's Department deputy arrived at a residence in the 5800 West block of Steuben County Road 760 North to investigate a report of trespassing on private property and the possible leaving of a meth lab.
The state trooper and deputy reportedly saw a Ford Explorer pulling a trailer pass by the property, with the driver matching a description provided to them. The state trooper caught up to the Ford Explorer as it pulled into a driveway in Pleasant Lake, where the driver, reportedly Larry W. Wiseman of Orland, was allegedly found to have an expired license plate and suspended driving privileges.
Wiseman, 39, was asked to leave the vehicle and when he did, the release claims that he was trying to push a plastic bottle into his pocket. Another trooper had joined the sheriff's deputy and original trooper, and they reported that Wiseman refused to comply with their verbal commands and then began to physically resist.
Wiseman allegedly threw the plastic bottle, prompting him to be subjected to an electric stun device. He was then taken into custody, checked out at a hospital and then booked into the Steuben County Jail on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement and manufacturing methamphetamine.
The latter charge stems from the bottle Wiseman threw actually being a one-pot meth lab, according to the release.