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Knock On Door Interrupts Those Preparing Meth Lab

Last updated on Sunday, January 20, 2013

(DUGGER) - 34-year-old Cory Spinnie, of Dugger, was allegedly in the process of making a batch of meth in an apartment in Linton when he received a knock on the door Wednesday night.

He was greeted by police officers.

During Spinnie's initial hearing in Greene Circuit Court on Friday, he was charged with one count of dealing methamphetamine in an amount of three grams or more, a class A felony, and possession of two or more chemical reagents or precursors with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance, a class D felony.

According to Indiana State Police Trooper Richard Klun, police received information around 7 p.m. saying Spinnie had purchased products that contained pseudoephedrine, ammonium nitrate and lithium metal - all items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.Klun says all three were purchased within 35 minutes of each other in different locations.

That is when Klun called in the assistance of other officers, Det. Josh Goodman and Patrolman Brock Garrison, both from the Linton Police Department, and other members of the Greene County Drug Task Force including LPD officers and Jasonville Police Department officers.

They learned Spinnie, was staying at 970 I St. North East. And they went there and knocked on the door.

The resident gave officers permission to search the apartment. Spinnie did not live in the apartment, but he was there making meth.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Spinnie at first denied the allegations. But he finally admitted to buying the items and that he was in the process of crushing pills when officers arrived - the start of the manufacturing process.

According to police records, Spinnie has several previous arrests in Greene and Owen counties dating back to 1999.

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