Four charged with conspiracy to deal meth

Posted: 25th April 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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EVANSVILLE — Evansville police arrested two men and two woman Friday at a local motel on preliminary charges of conspiracy to deal methamphetamine.

Charged were Julie Simms, 31, Richard Gorman III, 31, and Brent Hettenbach, 31, all of Evansville, and Beth Young, 32, of Jasper, Ind.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Vanderburgh County Deputy Sheriff Kurt Althoff had information that Gorman, who was wanted on a federal warrant for a firearms charge, was in a room at the Deluxe Inn in Evansville.

Gorman was ordered to open the door. Simms and Hettenbach were in the room, and Young was picked up in a nearby parking lot. A search of their vehicle uncovered several items used in manufacturing methamphetamine.

When the room was searched, authorities found three bags that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. Coffee filters were also found that tested positive for the drug.

Gorman, according to the affidavit, admitted that he manufactures meth and, on average, produces 10 grams each time he cooks.

Hettenbach, Simms and Young, according to the affidavit, admitted to procuring ingredients, or precursors, needed to make the drug. Hettenbach is being held under a $1,000 cash bond. Simms is under a $25,000 cash bond. No bond has been set for Young and Gorman.

All are in the Vanderburgh County Jail.—24a0xmethbust/

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