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Police discover meth lab, explosive devices, drugs, 75 guns in Columbus, Indiana home

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Gregory Alan Traylor (Source: Bartholomew County Detention Center) Gregory Alan Traylor (Source: Bartholomew County Detention Center)
Photo courtesy: Indiana State Police Photo courtesy: Indiana State Police
Photo courtesy: Indiana State Police Photo courtesy: Indiana State Police
Photo courtesy: Indiana State Police Photo courtesy: Indiana State Police

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Indiana State Police say one man was arrested Thursday night after troopers discovered a methamphetamine lab and marijuana grow operation inside a Columbus, Indiana, home.

According to a news release, it started Thursday afternoon when ISP troopers received reports that illegal drug activity was taking place at at home in the 7600 W. State Road 46, just east of N. 252 West. Officers arrived at 2 p.m., and, according to the news release, "obtained further information that ongoing drug activity was taking place." 

Police say a warrant was obtained and the home was searched at approximately 6 p.m. While inside, troopers allegedly found a methamphetamine lab, a marijuana growing operation, numerous weapons and "improvised explosive devices." In total, police say they discovered an ounce of methamphetamine, five grams of heroin, 25 pounds of marijuana, 10 pounds of pseudoephedrine, over 75 firearms, ammunition and eight explosive devices.

Gregory A. Traylor, age 59, was arrested at the home and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail. He is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, dealing a narcotic drug, possession of a narcotic drug, maintaining a common nuisance, dealing marijuana, cultivating marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine precursors with intent to manufacture, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a destructive device.

Police say more arrests may be pending. 

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