MUNCIE — A convicted felon joined his girlfriend in the Delaware County Jail this week where both are now awaiting trial on methamphetamine charges.
Bobby Emberton, 32, 6250 W. Memorial Drive, was arrested Wednesday night on two counts of dealing methamphetamine, a Class A felony carrying a standard prison sentence of 30 years, one count of possession of methamphetamine and one count of possession of precursors, both Class D felonies carrying a standard 18-month prison sentence.
“He’s somebody that’s been on our radar for a while,” Muncie Police Lt. Al Williams said.
According to court documents, investigators with the Muncie Drug Unit bought meth from Emberton twice in the past month.
Police spotted Emberton at a gas station at Wysor and Madison streets driving a pickup truck and arrested him there Wednesday night without incident.
According to police, Emberton had meth on him at the time of the arrest and had ingredients used for making the drug in his car, including pseudoephedrine, ammonia, batteries, and drain cleaner.
Also arrested was Kerry Fritz, 52, 2308 Sharon Drive, on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of precursors, both Class D felonies.
Fritz was a passenger in Emberton’s truck.
Emberton’s girlfriend, Angela M. Burke, 34, same address as Emberton, was arrested in a Sunday traffic stop on possession of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm without a permit, and driving while suspended.
Police served a search warrant on the Emberton-Burke residence after Burke’s arrest and found a meth lab there, Williams said.
But Emberton was not home during the search and had been avoiding police until they spotted him Wednesday.
Emberton has served prison sentences on convictions for possession of cocaine or a narcotic drug, resisting law enforcement and residential entry.
He was released from prison exactly a year before his Wednesday arrest, according to online records.