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Mother Son Assrested after Search Warrant for Meth

May 15, 2011

05/16/11 Neighbors in the area of 429 Lake Avenue were awoken Friday morning to the sound of an explosion.   Members of the Marshall County Multi Drug Unit (MAD) and Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team (ERS) used a flash bang to surprise the residents.  Officers were there to serve a search warrant for methamphetamine.

Cameron Lawton, 19 and his mother Theresa L. Marzean, 43 were arrested from the house for allegedly possessing methamphetamine.  Police also found an 11 year old child in the home.

During a search of the premises eight firearms were confiscated from the home including assault rifles, a modified shotgun, and handguns.

Charges will be filed with the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office.

4 Responses to “ Mother Son Assrested after Search Warrant for Meth ”

  1. Andrew on May 19, 2011 at 4:50 pm


    Having been away from the area (and indeed out of the country) for a great number of years, it is clear that things have changed a lot–sadly. Not only that these things are in our society, but also the way people address one another. For the record I am a supporter (in more ways than one) of activities of the MAD unit.

    I am thankful that I am seeing all these examples of current living in the midwest because it is giving me a lot of food for thought in the moment about returning at all…

  2. Thor on May 17, 2011 at 8:59 am

    If the unit had not used the flash-bang we would probably be reading about a gun fight and fatalities as the article states: “During a search of the premises eight firearms were confiscated from the home including assault rifles, a modified shotgun, and handguns.”

    Meth producers are notorious for paranoia and armed resistence. Temporary blindness and tinnitus are mild in comparison. And, yes, the child was in more danger every day from these people than the one morning operation of a MAD unit.

    Well done MAD, keep it up.

  3. AnnF on May 16, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    I am so glad another meth lab has been forfeited. I have no care that we rank high in the state, actually, I’m proud of it; this means our men/women in blue are doing an outstanding job trying to curb this monster.

    I just wonder: Would pictures of people such as these help dissuade the younger generation from trying meth? It ages you too quickly, and no child wishes to look that old at such a young age.

  4. Andrew on May 16, 2011 at 4:05 am

    I don’t want to second guess the expertise of our fine police force, but I have to wonder if the use of a flash-bang isn’t questionable in a house where an 11 year old child is living? My understanding of the operation of these devices it creates momentary blindness and tinnitus for a period of time. For a child I wonder about the exacerbation of this effect.

    I admit being in a house that apparent is active in the production of meth is certainly no lesser danger. That we have such people in our midst certainly represents a danger to the greater public, but I wonder if certain judiciousness in favor of expeditiousness wasn’t overlooked.

    I am however still very pleased to hear that the MAD unit is effective in its fight against drugs–which is truly needed in the community!