Area police have been busy this week finding more than 150 one pot meth labs in the WSLM listening area.
Seven people were arrested in connection with a crystal methamphetamine operation in Jackson County, Indiana on Thursday.
Det. Ben Rudolph was contacted by detectives with the Bedford Police Department who provided information which led to the arrests of multiple individuals in Medora.
Det. Rudolph applied for a search warrant for a residence located at 114 N. Jackson St. in Medora, IN.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team was called to assist in the execution of the search warrant.
During the search of the residence a large amount of crystal methamphetamine was located, large amounts of US currency, and various other drug paraphernalia items throughout the home.
- Anthony Lane, 45, faces distribution of methamphetamine charges, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia charges.
- Ronetta Lane, 43, and Jennifer East are charged with possession of a controlled substance, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.
- Joshua Lane, 23 – charged with maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.
- Tucker Brewer, 19 – charged with possession of marijuana and visiting a common nuisance
- Joseph Blake, 40, faces charges of possession of paraphernalia and visiting a common nuisance and Talia Blake, 33 stands charged with visiting a common nuisance.
Detective Rudolph was assisted by law enforcement officers with the Bedford Police Department, Lawrence County Police Department, Brownstown Police Department and Medora Police Department.
This investigation is still ongoing and additional charges could be filed.
Wednesday morning, a French Lick man was arrested after police found more than 150 one pot meth labs, marijuana and drug paraphernalia at his home.
Indiana State troopers, Orange County deputies and an officer from the Paoli and French Lick police departments went to a home on Roosevelt Street in French Lick.
They arrested 36-year-old Frank Willyard.
The Indiana State Police Meth Suppression team secured the scene and disposed of an estimated 150 one pot meth labs and hazardous chemicals used to make the drug. The labs were found in the home and found in the woods near the home.
The investigation is ongoing and is now focused on the individuals that were or are purchasing or supplying items needed to manufacture meth, more arrest are expected.
Three people were also arrested Wednesday after a Bedford Police officer pulled over a vehicle at Steven and Michael avenues.
- 41-year-old Christopher Huff of Medora on charges of possession of meth, possession of a legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.
- 34-year-old April Hardy of Medora on charges of visiting a common nuisance, possession of meth, possession of a legend drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.
- 22-year-old Philip Walters of Orleans on charges of visiting a common nuisance, possession of meth, possession of a legend drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.