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Last updated on Monday, April 2, 2012
(LINTON) - The Greene County Drug Task Force continues to keep the heat on suspected drug manufacturers and Thursday made a total of five arrests.
Douglas McCall, 31, and Sherry M. McCall, 30, both of 669 NE E Street, Apt. 8 in Linton, were arrested in an ongoing investigation of possible methamphetamine manufacturing in the Linton area.
Nick Schneider, of the Greene County Daily World reports the task Force officers obtained consent to search the McCall residence and found several items involved with the 'shake-n-bake' method - also known as the 'one-pot method' - of manufacturing methamphetamine, according to a news release from Linton Police Officer Mike Watts, a member of the task force.
Officers also found substances at the residence that field tested positive as methamphetamine.
Trooper Jon Patrick of the Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab Team was called in to process the meth lab trash and perform standard testing, according to Watts.
The suspects were transported to the Greene County Jail in Bloomfield where they are
being held without bond until they make initial court appearances.
Early Thursday morning, LPD officers made three methamphetamine-related arrests.
Arrested were Shawn E. Murdock, 29, of Linton, Ricky E. Bunch, 59, of Linton and Kylee Scott, 32, of Linton.
Murdock faces a preliminary charge of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
Bunch was arrested on preliminary charges of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine - a class B felony; and possession of methamphetamine - a class D felony.
Murdock was arrested on preliminary charges of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine - a class B felony, and possession of precursors with intent to manufacture methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a public park - a class C felony.
Scott faces preliminary charges of possession of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a public park - a class C felony; possession of precursors with intent to manufacture methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a public park - a class C felony; and neglect of a dependent - a class D felony.
A narcotics investigation led to Burch and Murdock being stopped in a vehicle on NW 5th Street in Linton.
"Subjects had in their possession pseudoephedrine, syringes, paraphernalia and residue that field tested positive for methamphetamine," according to a report released by the Linton City Police Department.
As the investigation continued, a search warrant was executed at 107 Mobile Manor and Scott was arrested after officers found a handgun, camp fuel and drain cleaner - all precursors used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, police said.
Police also found Scott to be in possession of controlled substances, according to information released by the Linton Police Department.
Scott's mobile home is located within 1,000 feet of Humphreys Park in Linton.
The trio is being held without bond, pending a court appearance.
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