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Alleged meth dealer jailed again after paperwork mix-up

September 21, 2012

An Argos man who was jailed Monday and accused of having more than 80 “one pot” meth labs was released the same night due to what the Marshall County Prosecutor’s office called a miscommunication on paperwork.
Robert Swan Bowen, 32, of 116 Broadway St., Argos, was arrested along with David William Boone Cottrell, 24, Muckshaw Road, Plymouth Monday night.
Bowen was charged with dealing/delivering/manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia.
However, because the paperwork wasn’t in order, no bond was set and Bowen was allowed to leave.
Since then the paperwork has been re-filed and Bowen was booked into Marshall County Jail on a $100,000 bond.
The investigation started in August when undercover agents were notified by a confidential informant that Bowen and another man were manufacturing meth.
The informant told agents that meth would be available that evening.
Later that evening, an undercover agent arranged a buy from Bowen.
Undercover agents arranged another buy from Bowen on Aug. 23.
On Monday, Argos and Indiana State Police executed a search warrant at Bowen’s residence in Argos.
Police reported finding an active meth lab at the home.

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