Republic staff reports
Two Columbus men were arrested Monday after police discovered an anhydrous tank in their truck.
Tony George, 52, and John Huffman, 53, are facing preliminary felony charges of illegal possession of anhydrous, a key ingredient in making methamphetamine.
Police received a call that George, who had outstanding warrants from Jackson and Decatur counties, was at Circle K, 262 N. Gladstone Ave. The Columbus Police Department found George driving a pickup tuck at McDowell Education Center, 2700 McKinley Ave.
After verifying George’s outstanding warrants, the CPD noticed a tank that is commonly used to store and transport anhydrous ammonia in the cab of the truck. The tank’s valves appeared to be altered, CPD spokesman Matt Myers said.
The truck was registered in Huffman’s name.
Police took George and Huffman to Bartholomew County jail, where they’re currently being held.
The anhydrous ammonia tank was destroyed by gunfire in a safe place, Myers said.
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