Comments Off on Richmond police say fire report leads to discovery of Methamphetamine lab; Dani N. Hawkins-Rusk, 33, Miranda R. Rice, 24, and Dallas H. Rice, 34, arrested

Richmond Police Department and Indiana State Police responded to a Saturday night fire where they reported finding a meth lab.

RPD Lt. Curt Leverton said the fire call came in at 10:38 p.m. at 118 S. 14th St.

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According to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department jail inmate log, three residents of the home, Dallas H. Rice, 34; Miranda R. Rice, 24; and Dani N. Hawkins-Rusk, 33, all face preliminary charges of manufacturing meth, a Level 4 felony.

Dallas Rice’s other preliminary charges include neglect of a dependent (Level 5); maintaining a common nuisance (Level 6); and possession of a precursor by methamphetamine offender (Level 6), the sheriff’s department said.

Hawkins-Rusk’s other preliminary charges include maintaining a common nuisance (Level 6) and possession of a precursor by methamphetamine offender (Level 6), according to the jail’s website.

Dallas Rice and Hawkins-Rusk were arrested after the fire.

Rice’s wife, Miranda R. Rice, 24, was arrested Saturday night before the fire was reported. She is accused of shoplifting lithium batteries at Menards, which can be used to make meth, Leverton said.

The sheriff’s department listed Miranda Rice’s other preliminary charges as resisting law enforcement (A misdemeanor), battery on a police officer (A misdemeanor), conversion (A misdemeanor), maintaining a common nuisance (Level 6 felony) and possession of a precursor by methamphetamine offender (Level 6). Leverton said she kicked the arresting officer.

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Richmond Fire Department Inspector Mike Davis is investigating the blaze.

 

 

 

 

 

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