A tip led to the arrest of a Sweet Springs-area man Thursday night. A Saline County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a report of a suspicious white mini van parked near the Missouri River in the Glasgow Bottoms.

John Kemmerer, 43, was found near his parked vehicle on the side of the levee opposite of the road.  The responding officer noticed a strong chemical odor coming from the van, which Kemmerer said was because of painting supplies, according to a report from the Saline County Sheriff’s Department.

During a search of the vehicle, the deputy reported finding a green back pack containing various controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. Muriatic Acid, an ingredient in the production of methamphetamine, was also allegedly found in the van. Kemmerer was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Kemmerer was also allegedly driving with a revoked license and had four outstanding warrants for his arrest. He is being held in the Saline County Jail awaiting the filing of formal charges.