UPDATE :Two arrested in Meth Bust in Campbellsburg
Charges have been increased on a Washington County couple who were arrested Monday afternoon for manufacturing meth in a residence in Campbellsburg.
According to the Salem Police Department, the charges have been increased from a Class B Felony to an A Felony because the manufacturing site was within 1000 of Campbellsburg Child Care. This raises the amount of possible time served from between six and twenty years to between twenty and fifty years.
“Cooking Meth near a child care facility makes this a more serious crime because of the proximity to children,” said a member of the Washington County Drug Task Force.
A Class “A” felony carries a penalty upon conviction of a fixed term between twenty (20) and fifty (50) years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00. Examples of a Class A felony include Dealing in Cocaine, a Narcotic Drug or Methamphetamine in an amount over three (3) grams, Armed Robbery resulting in injury, Kidnapping, Rape and Child Molesting.
A Class “B” felony carries a penalty upon conviction of a fixed term between six (6) and twenty (20) years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00. Examples of a Class B felony include Dealing in Cocaine, a Narcotic Drug or Methamphetamine in an amount less than three (3) grams; Burglary; Aggravated Battery; Arson and Sexual Misconduct with a Minor.
The Taskforce along with the Indiana State Police arrested two Campbellsburg residents on meth-related charges, after finding a one-pot meth lab in a residence located on Franklin Street.
A tip led officers to Franklin Street in Campbellsburg where they executed a search warrant and found a one-pot meth lab in operation.
Arrested were Mack Daily and Jessica Lemarr, 26.
When police arrived at the residence they spotted Mack Daily looking out a window.
A state trooper went to front of the house while a member of the Drug Task Force went around to the back of the house. The officer yelled for Mack, who came to the door.
“He came outside and was acting very nervous,” said the officer. “I asked him if there was anyone else inside and he seemed very nervous.”
The State Trooper cleared the house and a search warrant was requested and executed.
The Taskforce found a one-pot meth lab, along with Sudafed in the residence, syringes and other drug paraphernalia.
“Daily had just drained it off in a jar,” said one officer. “He was ‘smoking’ it to off to get the meth.”
Lemarr was staying in the home and was also arrested.
Both are initially charged with maintaining a meth lab, Class B Felony; possession of Meth, Class D Felony, possession of chemical reagents, Class B Felony, maintaining a common nuisance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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