DATE: Thursday, May 21, 2015
SUBJECT: Man Stops by Sheriff’s Office to Confess Plan to Manufacture Methamphetamine
CONTACT: Lieutenant Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding

On Thursday, May 21, 2015 at approximately 11:30 am, Mr. Kelly Travis Adkins visited the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Command Post and asked to speak with a sheriff’s deputy.

Mr. Adkins then explained to a Sheriff’s Office detective that he wished to detail how he had attempted to manufacture methamphetamine. Mr. Adkins was carrying a liquid filled container labeled “Concentrated Sulfuric Acid” and was in possession of a small baggie containing methamphetamine.

After being escorted inside, Mr. Adkins voluntarily explained the details of his plan. He had purchased the sulfuric acid via the internet, but after the acid arrived he had second thoughts. Mr. Adkins then decided he should confess to his intentions to manufacture methamphetamine. Mr. Adkins clarified that he never actually manufactured methamphetamine himself, but wanted to learn. He explained that he recently allowed a friend to manufacture methamphetamine at his residence in hopes of learning the process. Mr. Adkins indicated that he still had methamphetamine precursors at his residence at 1104 Loft Cove.

A search of Mr. Adkins residence was conducted by detectives assigned to the Joint Narcotics Task Force. Methamphetamine precursors and paraphernalia were located and seized as evidence. 


Kelly Travis Adkins (pictured above), 47, of Evansville. Conspiracy to Deal Methamphetamine as a Level 5 Felony, Possession of Methamphetamine as a Level 6 Felony, Possession of Marijuana as a Class A Misdemeanor