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Man accused of manufacturing methamphetamine pleads not guilty

January 31, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man accused of methamphetamine manufacturing pleaded not guilty at his initial hearing in Whitley County Circuit Court Tuesday.

Nathan Fugate, 22, was arrested Sunday and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of reagents, unlawful sale of a precursor, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.

Members of the Whitley County Drug Task Force searched Fugate’s home and found evidence of meth manufacturing, according to case reports.

A bread bag was found in the bedroom of the apartment, containing two bottles. Those bottles were allegedly being used as HCL gas-generators.

Investigators also found several methamphetamine precursors in the kitchen of the apartment, according to court documents.

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