Suspicious Backpack Leads to Warrant Arrest

A man was arrested on a warrant for attempted manufacture of methamphetamine after a suspicious backpack was found in his car after an accident.

Brandon Adkins, 29, was injured in the accident on Michigan Road near 3rd Road on Sunday afternoon and was taken to Memorial Hospital in South Bend for treatment.

Marshall County deputies conducted a routine search of his vehicle and they found a suspicious backpack, according to a news release. The Indiana State Police Methamphetamine Suppression Team was called to process the contents of the backpack. Marshall County Superior Court No. 1 Judge Robert O. Bowen reviewed a probable cause affidavit and a warrant was issued for Adkins’ arrest.

Police say Adkins had been released from the hospital before the warrant could be served. He was later apprehended at a home in South Bend by officers from the Marshall County Undercover Narcotics Investigation Team and from the South Bend Special Operations Section.

Adkins is being held in the St. Joseph County Jail awaiting transport to the Marshall County Jail.