SPARTA, Wis. – Sparta police are searching for a suspect after discovering hazardous materials used to make methamphetamine.

At 6:22 a.m. on Saturday morning police responded to a call of a strong chemical smell coming from 514 Hill Street.

The homeowner was at the residence when police responded but said his son, who also lives there was gone.

The Sparta Fire Department, La Crosse Regional Hazardous Materials Response Unit and the Department of Criminal Investigations Meth Lab team all responded to the call after officers evacuated the home because of the strong chemical smell.

Sparta police say hazardous materials used to make methamphetamine were removed from the house.

They say they are still looking for the suspect and the case remains under investigation.



Meigs County County Sheriff Keith Wood reports that his office, along with Child Protective Services, responded to a call in Dexter on Monday, April 22, resulting in the arrest of Shane Caudil.

Child Protective Services received information stating that Caudil had been collecting the materials needed to produce methamphetamine and intended to produce it at his home where his wife and two children reside.

Upon investigation, it was discovered that Caudil had attempted to produce methamphetamine but stated he was unable to do so successfully. Caudil also stated he had burnt the vessel used to mix the materials in his wood stove causing his home to be contaminated. Caudil was arrested and charged with assembly of meth making materials with other charges pending.


Bethlehem Township police found a stash of methamphetamine hidden in the safe of a Second Street home where they executed a search warrant on Friday, according to court records.

Thomas Eugene Lenner, 35, who lives in the house at 1822 Second St., was charged with felony possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and other drug charges.

Township police executed the search warrant at Lenner’s home at 6:20 a.m. Friday, though the affidavit of probable cause does not explain what led to the warrant issue.

The safe where the drugs were found was hidden in a wall behind a mirror in a second-floor bedroom, the affidavit said.

In the safe, according to the affidavit, police found a quantity of methamphetamine, along with two foil strips with burnt residue of suspected meth, two digital scales with powdery residue of suspected meth and a “large quantity” of small zip-lock type plastic baggies, which are typically used to package meth for sale.

Police also said they found four blue Adderall pills. Adderall is a prescription stimulant typically prescribed to treat attention deficit disorder.

In addition to the felony possession charge, Lenner was charged with two misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arraigned before District Judge Joseph Barner



ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Police arrested a southern Oregon woman after she allegedly left methamphetamine on the counter at a convenience store.

The News-Review of Roseburg reports ( ) that 30-year-old Tonya Dusa of Drain left a sunglasses case on the counter Friday after buying several items at the Pilot Truck Stop in Rice Hill.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, baggies found in the case contained substances that tested positive for drugs.

Deputies arrested Dusa after reviewing surveillance footage and tracking her to a nearby motel.

She was booked into the Douglas County Jail on suspicion of methamphetamine possession and a probation violation.


LAKE ELSINORE — An early morning domestic disturbance call in Lake Elsinore Saturday morning resulted in the arrest of a Wildomar couple on numerous drug and other charges.


 Joseph Curran, 33 years old, and a resident of the city of Wildomar was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of heroin for sale, vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, and under the influence of a controlled substance

Cara Kirkconnell, 25 years old, and a resident of the city of Wildomar, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, committing a felony offense while out on bail, and under the influence of a controlled substance


Shortly after 12:30 a.m. Lake Elsinore Police went to an address on Riverside Drive just north of Grand Avenue where they saw a man loading items into a vehicle. When he was detained police found methamphetamine and related paraphernalia, police said in a news release.

The owner of the car was also detained and found to be in possession of methamphetamine and heroin, police said. Then a search of the car produced plastic bags containing two ounces of methamphetamine and one ounce of heroin. A motorcycle, reported stolen out of Murrieta in March, was also found on the property.

Arrested were Joseph Curran, 33, and Cara Kirkconnell, 25.

Seven men, most of them from Sacramento, were arrested Thursday on allegations they ran a methamphetamine distribution operation.


The Marianna Police Department reports that on Thursday, April 25, MPD officers conducted a traffic stop on a white Ford Crown Vic, for inoperable brake lights.

A check of the driver, identified as Anthony Scott Burgess, 38, of Marianna, came back showing an active arrest warrant for a violation of probation. Burgess was taken into custody and police conducted an inventory of the vehicle.

Anthony Scott Burgess 

Anthony Scott Burgess


During the inventory process, police say items found included those used to manufacture, transport and ingest methamphetamine, and a bottle of liquid methamphetamine.

Charged with trafficking methamphetamine, attempted manufacture of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of listed chemicals, and possession of drug paraphernalia, Burgess was transported to Jackson County Correctional Facility to await his first appearance in court.

Burgess made his first appearance by video on Friday morning. A $42,000 bond was set for the new charges, but no bond was granted on the probation violation, meaning he would remain in custody to await future court proceedings.


 The state Office of the Medical Investigator says the death of a 23-year-old Pecos woman near Rowe Mesa in February was the result of methamphetamine use and hypothermia.

The body of Ginger Encinias was found Feb. 19 during a search conducted by state police. Encinias was reported missing Feb. 17 by family members, who said she was last seen with her boyfriend, Adrian Villejos. Initially, state police labeled the death as suspicious, but according to Sgt. Emmanuel Gutierrez, the investigation is closed, and nobody has been charged.

According to the autopsy report, Encinias apparently suffered from disorientation due to hypothermia. Her body did not show any signs of trauma.

Autopsy: Woman died on Rowe Mesa from drugs, cold 

Ginger Encinias, 23, of Pecos died on Rowe Mesa in February from the result of methamphetamine use and hypothermia, an autopsy says. Her body was found Feb. 19.



“Based on the state police investigation, there was no indication to show that the boyfriend was a suspect,” Gutierrez said.

State police reports document several interviews with Villejos and members of Encinias’ family following the discovery of her body.

Carrie Jimenez, Encinias’ mother, told police the family last saw her on Valentine’s Day, when she and Villejos went for a drive at about 10 a.m., according to the police report.

Encinias, who was a part-time student at Santa Fe Community College, left her two young daughters — Mikayla, 1, and 4-month-old Adriana — with her grandmother, the report states, and left in a white Cadillac that her grandmother had bought for her.

On Feb. 17, police received reports from people who had been driving in the Rowe Mesa area and had seen Encinias’ empty white Cadillac parked along a road. The report says people thought the vehicle “looked very suspicious.”

Police tried to locate the vehicle that day but had trouble finding it because the road was muddy, snowy and rutted, and officers feared their vehicle would high-center, according to the police report. That’s when they encountered two cars searching the area for Encinias. Villejos was a passenger in one of the cars.

Villejos told officers that Encinias’ Cadillac had gotten stuck in the mud on the mesa on Valentine’s Day, and that the two of them couldn’t get it out. “[Villejos] said they stayed in the car until about midnight, and then Ginger told him they better start walking home,” the report states.

Encinias was shoeless and wearing a pink shirt, blue jeans and a sweater. Villejos told police that he gave her his shoes. The two started arguing along the walk, he told police, and soon after, they separated. Villejos said he last saw Encinias walking toward a cliff before he “blacked out.”

At this point in his interview with police, the reports states, Villejos started crying. He said he kept walking after the pair separated and eventually got a ride back to his house. He told police he thought Encinias “was already home.”

When police found the white Cadillac, it was locked, and the keys were still in the ignition. The rear passenger-side window was shattered. Villejos told police that he had broken the window when he went back with Encinias’ family to look for her.

According to the autopsy report, Encinias’ body was found a half-mile away from the Cadillac, and she was only wearing her T-shirt. The autopsy says methamphetamine was found in her blood and that “drug intoxication can make it difficult to seek warmth in cold environmental temperatures.”

The only injuries to Encinias’ body, according to the autopsy, were small scrapes, as if she had been walking through trees and shrubs.

“The lack of significant clothing for the weather fits with paradoxical undressing where individuals experiencing hypothermia become confused, disoriented and remove their clothing,” the report states.

Gutierrez said the police report has been forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for review.



An arrest has been made regarding the fire that occurred April 25 on Pecos Pass, according to Deputy Rich Aloy, Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office public information officer.

Sean Pullum was arrested this evening, April 26,  for homicide third degree felony and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, in connection with the fire.

More information will be made available as it is provided.



BOISE — Ada County deputies found three pounds of methamphetamine during a routine traffic stop Wednesday, Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Andrea Dearden said.

Shortly before 11 a.m., officers spotted a Ford minivan speeding and crossing over into the fog lane on I-84 near Orchard Street. Based on information gathered during the stop, deputies had a drug-sniffing dog search around the vehicle. The dog alerted officers to the presence of drugs in the vehicle.

Deputies found three packages of methamphetamine under a seat cushion, totaling a little over 2.75 pounds.

The driver, 25-year-old Jose Elias Carrillo of Las Vegas, was charged with trafficking methamphetamine and booked into the Ada County jail.

Carrillo was apparently on his way to Caldwell from Las Vegas to deliver the drugs, Dearden said.



BROOKSVILLE – A 36-year-old woman tried to bring methamphetamine in the Hernando County Jail on Thursday, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deborah Ann Linn, of Spring Hill, had been arrested on a methamphetamine possession charge. The arrest report stated that Linn was informed if she had any additional drugs on her while being booked at the jail, she could be given an additional charge of introducing contraband into a detention facility.



While being booked, a deputy saw Linn holding a small bag of methamphetamine in her hand.

Linn said she had pulled the bag out of her underwear, the report said.

The woman is being held on $15,000 bond.

Court records show that Linn received a possession of a controlled substance charge earlier this month, and was adjudicated guilty of possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia in 2011.

In 2010, Linn avoided a guilty adjudication on the same charges, and served about two months in county jail.

Jail records show Linn was incarcerated in the county jail from July 2011 through January 2012 for violation of felony probation.




ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) — A Byron man has landed behind bars with new charges after resisting arrest.

According to the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, 33-year-old Michael Schoenfelder, wrestled with deputies when they tried to arrest him on a warrant out of Dodge County.

After he was taken into custody, deputies found methamphetamine on him.

The truck he was driving was seized under forfeiture law.



A can of energy drink thrown from a car two month ago led police to a suspected meth dealer who faces numerous felony drug, police said.

Juan Manuel Salazar, 24, popped up on Medford police radar on Feb. 27 when he was driving on East Jackson Street with a passenger who decided to fling a Monster energy drink can out the window.

Little did the pair know that a Medford detective in an unmarked patrol car was close behind. The detective was not tailing the car at the time the drink can flew out the window, Medford police Lt. Brett Johnson said.

“The detective stopped the car because of a simple act of littering,” Johnson said.

The detective found that Salazar was driving without a license and his passenger was on probation for drug sales convictions. Salazar also had $2,348 in cash in his wallet, which the detective thought was suspicious, Johnson said.

A search dog was called to the car stop and it alerted officers to something suspicious in the trunk area. The dog’s reaction allowed the officers to seize the car to be searched later. However, there was not enough evidence at that time to keep Salazar detained, so he was released.

A few days later, Medford police were granted a warrant to search the car. Police said that hidden in a bag in the trunk were nearly 5 ounces of methamphetamine and several high-dollar electronic items, including an iPad, iPod and a MacBook computer.

A warrant for Salazar’s arrest was issued and police were looking for him until Thursday.

Investigators finally spotted Salazar on Thursday driving a car on Truax Road just north of Central Point.

The officers lost the vehicle for a short time, but later saw it parked next to a business in Medford. Salazar was seen near the vehicle and was taken into custody.

A search dog was called to the vehicle and once again indicated drugs might be inside. Johnson said a search of the vehicle turned up a bag with nearly 5 ounces of methamphetamine, scales, packaging, a stun gun and $1,989 in cash, believed to be drug sales proceeds.

Finding nearly 5 ounces of meth on Salazar in two separate stops suggests he is a big player in the local drug scene, Johnson said.

“This is a guy who seems to be getting it by the half pound,” Johnson said.

Salazar is a known associate of the local Sureno street gang, Johnson said.

Johnson said police might not have caught onto Salazar’s dealings had it not been for his passenger littering.

“Man litters, man gets busted for methamphetamine,” Johnson said. “It’s funny how it worked out, but it’s now a pretty good meth case.”

Salazar has been lodged in the Jackson County Jail on charges of delivery, manufacture and possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a restricted weapon and failure to appear in court.

He remains jailed on $505,000 bail.



LEAVITTSBURG – Law enforcement officials went to a Park Drive residence on Thursday to serve a misdemeanor warrant to a woman and ended up dismantling a suspected meth lab.

It was the second meth-related find this week.

Officers with the TAG Law Enforcement Task Force and the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office went to a mobile home at 6129 Park Drive about 8:30 p.m. to serve the warrant to Melanie Sutton, believing she was living there.

The warrant was unrelated to Thursday’s events at the mobile home, authorities said.

Sutton and a man at the home were taken into custody and questioned, but later released. Another male, believed to be the homeowner, ran out the back door of the mobile home when officers arrived, which led them to search the property and uncover the drug producing chemicals and paraphernalia, officials reported.

Police said that while they were searching for the homeowner they found materials used to make methamphetamine along with other drug paraphernalia.

Investigators found a backpack and several containers with unknown liquids in an outbuilding. They also found found syringes, funnels, coffee filters, plastic tubing, gas masks and a gas can with writing that investigators said made it apparent to them that it was used for methamphetamine.

Residual sludge was found on the inside of the container, and inside the backpack was a coffee grinder, pill cutter, cold packs, bottles of lye and muriatic acid, and containers with white powder residue, they said.

A second backpack was found inside a doghouse along with a triple beam scale. Inside the backpack was a fire extinguisher with an altered nozzle that contained ammonium nitrate and unused lithium batteries.

Investigators said they secured the area and called Warren Township Fire Department and Trumbull County Hazardous Material Unit for assistance. A law enforcement Clan Lab team was also requested at the scene.

The Clan Lab team with the assistance of Trumbull County HazMat neutralized the chemicals on scene and waste items were disposed of.

Investigators also had information that another man with previous methamphetamine related charges and current warrants for methamphetamine manufacturing was also at the residence.

On Tuesday, Warren city firefighters found a discarded portable methamphetamine operation in a yard in the 400 block of Douglas Street N.W.

Police said the equipment could have been left there from a passing vehicle.

Authorities said they had a ”person of interest” in that case.


Summerville Police have charged Victoria Kay Craver, 19, of Goose Creek and Michael R. Cherry, 49, of Summerville with manufacturing methamphetamine.

Craver was driving a truck that police pulled over just past midnight on Friday. Police said they discovered a mobile meth lab in the truck.

Summerville Police have charged Michael R. Cherry (left) and Victoria Kay Craver with manufacturing methamphetamine


Her driver license had been suspended for failure to pay traffic tickets, police said.Several packs of psuedoefederine, a propane camping burner, a propane can and other items used in the production of methamphetamine were found, police said.

Police found a clear plastic bottle with a pink substance and several dark pellets which is known as the “one pot method” for producing meth, officials said.



A man was arrested Wednesday after Napa Special Investigations Bureau agents executed a search warrant at 11:30 a.m. at a warehouse in the 1700 block of Yajome Street, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.

Scott Beazley, 41, of Napa, who was out on bail, allegedly was in possession of a small amount of suspected methamphetamine and two glass smoking pipes, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.

He was booked into the Napa County jail on suspicion of suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and committing a felony while on bail, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Drug agents found small marijuana plants growing in the warehouse, NSIB said. The plants’ owner, an acquaintance of Beazley’s, appeared to be operating under the guidelines of California’s Compassionate Use Act, officers said.



LANCASTER — Street Crime Reduction and Apprehension Program deputies located numerous chemicals and a one-pot methamphetamine operation Thursday in a shed on the 3000 block of Hamburg Road.

SCRAP deputies received a tip that two people were making meth in a shed behind the residence at 3240 Hamburg Road, according to Fairfield-Hocking Major Crimes Unit report.

Deputies were given permission by the homeowner to search the shed. Deputies located a woman in the shed, as well as chemicals used in the manufacture of methamphetamine and a one pot methamphetamine lab at about 1 p.m., the report said.

MCU was called to neutralize the lab and chemicals.

The woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant and transported to the Fairfield County Jail. A warrant has been issued for a male suspect.

SCRAP Sgt. Rod Hamler said his department is working on charging the suspects.



A Lafayette woman has been arrested for drug possession after being stopped on I-10 between Vinton and Sulphur.

On April 22, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (C.A.T. Team) Detective Sgt. Jeff Cole stopped a car traveling eastbound for a traffic violation. Officials state that when Sgt. Cole spoke to the driver, identified as Emily T. Wallace, 31, of Lafayette, he reportedly detected the strong odor of burnt marijuana allegedly coming from inside of the car.

During a subsequent search of the car, Sgt. Cole reportedly recovered a can with a screw type false bottom, allegdly containing approximately two ounces of methamphetamine.

Emily Wallace

Emily Wallace


He also recovered a small bag on Wallace’s person allegedly containing approximately two ounces of methamphetamine and two partially burnt marijuana cigarettes, along with a spoon and a syringe from inside the car.

Wallace was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with possession of CDS II (meth); possession of CDS I (marijuana); and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Her bond has been set at $205,100.



RADFORD – A 50-year-old Radford man is facing four charges in connection with a methamphetamine lab raided Wednesday.

Charles Allen Custer Jr. was arrested after a search warrant was executed at 600 Bolling St. as part of an investigation into a “possible methamphetamine lab.” Radford City Police Department Lt. Andy Wilburn said Radford City Police Department investigators and members of the Claytor Lake Regional Drug Task Force seized “numerous” items commonly used to manufacture the drug.

Custer is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of two or more precursors (ingredients used to manufacture the drug), possession of a Schedule II narcotic (methamphetamine), and possession of a mixture containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.

He is being held without bond at New River Valley Regional Jail.



Arkansas County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) investigators arrested two county residents this week, who are suspected to be part of major trafficking of methamphetamine in this area.

David Clyde Davis, 58, was arrested and charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, more than four grams, but less than 200 grams. His bond is set at $200,000. He also was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. His bond was set at $50,000 on that charge.

Also arrested was Laura Ann King, 55, and she was charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, more than four grams, but less than 200 grams.

The arrests occurred Wednesday, April 24 at 241 W. King Rd. According to ACSO Investigator Armando Chapa, officials executed a high-risk warrant at this address.

It was considered high risk due to the fact officials knew a parolee was living there. While out on parole, Davis also had been arrested a few months ago on a charge of possession and his vehicle had been seized. That case has yet to be prosecuted.

Investigators received information Davis and King were actively selling and using a large of amount of methamphetamine. They also learned Davis had possession of at least one firearm and could possibly have other weapons. In addition, officers learned the couple had fortified their residence and compound with sensors, surveillance equipment and monitors.

Prior to executing the warrant, officers were briefed about the elements of the area. Chapa said they knew when they crossed the gate into the property, the suspects would know they were coming. Entry would have to be fast and the subjects would have to be secured quickly.

Upon arriving at the residence, King pulled up in her vehicle at the same time. She was taken into custody immediately and taken inside. Davis was then arrested upon entry into the home.

Investigators found and seized a large amount of methamphetamine, digital scales, packaging material, two police scanners, surveillance equipment – scanners, and video cameras.

The surveillance equipment/video cameras were set up in the garage so the subjects could monitor traffic coming in and out of the property.

Further search of the residence uncovered more paraphernalia commonly used for packaging/using methamphetamine, a gun which was discovered to be stolen from Houston, a shotgun, syringes loaded for use with suspected methamphetamine, and three Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Chapa explained the motorcycles can be seized, although that has not been common practice. Officers will now start seizing all tangible assets suspected to be purchased with proceeds from the sale and distribution of narcotics.

Based on the amount of drugs and materials seized, Chapa said it is believed the trafficking network is actively working in this jurisdiction and surrounding cities.

Davis’ previous bond has been revoked. He remains in custody in the Aransas County Detention Center in lieu of the aforementioned bonds.

Chapa pointed out for the safety of the community, it is important to keep these individuals locked up, and to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. He said it is difficult when individuals are arrested, then post bond and go right back to what they were doing before because they have assets waiting for them.

The ACSO is going to take the lead is going after those, said Chapa noting its takes an extra step, however “enough is enough.”

In an unrelated case, ACSO officers arrested a 39-year-old Rockport man Tuesday, April 23 on charges of drug possession.

John Jeremy Loveall was arrested for manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in an amount less than one gram.

Investigator Rodney Cox obtained a search warrant for Loveall’s residence, 512 N. Doughty. The warrant was executed at 9 a.m. that Tuesday morning.

ACSO investigators and deputies executed the warrant and found Loveall and a female at the home. The female was not charged.

Inside the residence officers discovered a quantity of methamphetamine, marijuana, packaging materials, and drug paraphernalia used to smoke marijuana and methamphetamine.

Loveall was transported to the ACDC where he remains in lieu of a $50,000 bond.



No, this 18-year-old man wasn’t just glad to see the Border Patrol agents at the I-19 checkpoint; he was hiding one pound of methamphetamine in his underwear.


Mesquite Police Officers responded to the Casablanca Hotel and Casino Monday evening, April 22nd after receiving a report of an unidentified woman had attempted to sell Methamphetamine to a guest.

During the course of their investigation officers arrested Sadie Ouellette, 35, of Las Vegas who was charged with Trafficking a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), and possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


Ouellette was taken to the Mesquite Detention Center for processing and later transported to the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas.



STOCKTON — An undercover operation that resulted in the arrest of 55 people in San Joaquin County included a drug buy of 2 pounds of meth in the parking lot of a Modesto toy store.
Federal and local law enforcement officials had a news conference Tuesday in Stockton to announce the results of what they called Operation Gideon IV. They said they seized 84 firearms, as well as 36 pounds of methamphetamine, 21 pounds of marijuana, 100 grams of heroin and 55 grams of crack cocaine.
Those arrested as part of Operation Gideon IV had a total of 459 prior arrests and 98 felony convictions, and face a variety of firearms, narcotics and robbery charges, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner told The Record newspaper of Stockton.
A federal indictment against two men, Daniel Covarrubias and Jaime Rangel, alleges the two conducted sales of methamphetamine out of a home in Ripon. Undercover agents arranged drug buys starting at 2 ounces and worked up to 2 pounds. The final buy took place in the parking lot of Toys R Us on Sisk Road in Modesto.
The operation is similar to recent crackdowns in Oakland, Phoenix and San Diego, and authorities Tuesday said they hope the arrests will lead to a reduction in crime in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.
Federal and local authorities conducted a raid in a two-day sweep in Stanislaus County last month. They arrested 13 people in Modesto, Turlock, Ceres and Hilmar suspected of ties to a Northern California gang.


A Bethlehem Township, Pa.,  man was sent to Northampton County Prison after police say they caught him with methamphetamine and a manual on making the drug in his home.

Bethlehem Township police searched a home on the 1800 block of Second Street. In a bedroom on the second floor, authorities found resident Thomas Eugene Lenner and a safe hidden behind the mirror, police said.

Lenner provided police with the combination to the safe, and authorities discovered methamphetamine, bags commonly used to package drugs, digital scales and aluminum foil with burn marks, as if it had been used to smoke methamphetamine, police said.

The safe also contained a manual titled “Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture (3rd. ed.) by Uncle Fester,” according to court documents. The manual provided the instructions and ingredients for manufacturing the drug, police said. Police also found counterfeit prescription drugs, the documents said.

Lenner, 35, is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance.

He was sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail, according to court documents.



KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. ( — two overnight and are still looking for a third individual after a foot pursuit Friday morning.

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department deputies and Drug Task Force officers went to the location of 5790 South Maple Grove Lane, Warsaw, last evening in an attempt to locate Thomas Edward Skeens, 43, Claypool, and Gregory Price Scott, 48, Warsaw, on active warrants.


Prior to the officers’ arrival, Skeens had left the area, but deputies did locate Scott along with a female identified as Carrie Ann Faas-Sechrist, 40, South Whitley. Faas-Sechrist was found to have an outstanding failure to appear warrant from Kosciusko County on the original charge of possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Scott was arrested on the Whitley County warrant for nonsupport of a dependent/child. D.T.F. officers also located finished methamphetamine on Scott who was subsequently also charged with dealing/manufacturing methamphetamine.

Kosciusko County officers were provided information this morning that led them to the Miami-Wabash County Line Road just south of the community of Disko, in Fulton County off of State Road 114. Skeens reportedly had gotten his vehicle stuck in high water and was visible as officers approached the scene.

Skeens immediately fled the vehicle on foot westbound through a field and then into a wooded area. The scene was taken over by the Miami County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police from Peru Post, who established a perimeter and brought in canine units. ISP eventually terminated the search without locating Skeens.

Shortly after 5 p.m. Friday Kosciusko County officers located Skeens after they received an anonymous tip from a citizen.

The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department currently has two active warrants for Skeens’ arrest which include misdemeanor battery and felony possession of precursors with intent to manufacture methamphetamine. Additional charges of fleeing/eluding law enforcement could possibly be issued from Miami County.

Gregory Price Scott’s bond is currently set at $10,000 with a no bond hold from Whitley County. Carrie Ann Faas-Sechrist’s bond is currently set at $25,000.