(LINTON) - Linton police officers participating in Operation Pull Over on May 24 attempted a traffic stop, but the driver fled from officers.
Anna Rochelle of the Greene County Daily World reports, thatan investigation began and one man wound up in jail, accused of manufacturing meth and one woman was arrested this week, accused of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle.
Jacob Daniel Furman, 25, Linton, was booked into the Greene County Jail on May 25.
When he appeared in Greene Superior Court on Monday, he was charged with dealing methamphetamine - manufactures (conspiracy to commit), a class B felony, and possession of two or more chemical reagents or precursors with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, a class D felony.
Furman is being held on a $40,000 surety bond with ten percent allowed. A motion to reduce his bond was denied on Wednesday.
Tasha Ann Goodman, 25, Jasonville, was taken into custody Tuesday after a criminal case was filed against her and a warrant was issued for her arrest on Monday.
Goodman hasn't been in court yet, but is expected to be charged with resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, a class D felony.
The traffic stop was attempted on May 24 around 6:18 p.m. when a white Chrysler Sebring drove past LPD Patrolman Paul Clark on State Road 54 near NW 2nd St. in Linton and he noticed the passenger, Furman, was not wearing a safety belt.
The officer hit the lights and siren but the driver, Goodman, did not stop but drove south on NW 6th St. then onto SW A St. finally pulling over near SW A St. and Linda Lane.
According to police reports, officers learned that during the period when Goodman was refusing to stop the vehicle, Furman was ingesting a baggie containing methamphetamine in an attempt to destroy or conceal evidence and prevent it from being discovered by officers. Furman confirmed this and was transported to Greene County General Hospital for treatment before he was transported to jail.
Further investigation led to LPD Det. Josh Goodman and other officers visiting a location in Sullivan County where they said they found the remnants of a clandestine methamphetamine lab.
Furman was arrested by LPD Officer Clark. Goodman was arrested by Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Dustin Cain.
Clark also reported the registration on the vehicle Goodman was driving was expired and belonged to a different vehicle.
Both Furman and Goodman were identified as suspects in an ongoing narcotics investigation by the Greene County Drug Task Force.
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