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Three arrests made in separate incidents

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Richard Pegg
The crack down on drugs in Clay County continues, as the Clay County Sheriff's Department and Indiana State Police make three more arrests Monday.

Shortly after 12:30 p.m. Monday, Sgt. Dan Best and Deputy Brad Hardy were dispatched to perform a welfare check on a man who apparently fell asleep in a vehicle parked in the parking lot of the Center Point County Junction, 20 South State Road 59.

Unable to initially wake Richard Freland Pegg, 52, West Terre Haute, the officers requested that Pegg be taken to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for treatment of an undisclosed medical condition.

Ashley Snyder
Pegg's vehicle was left in the parking lot, but approximately two hours later, officers returned to the scene when a report came into the Clay County Justice Center (CCJC) about strange odors coming from inside the car. When it was determined the odors were consistent with those made during the manufacturing of methamphetamine, officers obtained a search warrant.

Chief Deputy Rob Gambill told The Brazil Times officers at the scene discovered all the materials and items necessary to manufacture methamphetamine with the exception of anhydrous ammonia.

Peg was taken into custody and booked on preliminary charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of precursors. Facing a $25,000 bond, jail officials confirmed Monday evening that Pegg remains incarcerated, awaiting arraignment in court sometime Wednesday.

Ryan Johnson
The Clay County Prosecutor's Office will review the case before filing formal charges.

Meanwhile, while participating in the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute's Advanced Criminal Enforcement patrol program on Interstate-70, Deputy Brison Swearingen arrested Ashley Snyder, 22, Ohio, during a traffic stop.

Due to Snyder's suspicious behavior, Swearingen requested assistance from K-9 Handler/Deputy Josh Clarke and K-9 Officer Forrest to perform a "walk around the vehicle." Forrest indicated the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.

Facing a $7,000 bond, Snyder was preliminarily charged with possession of paraphernalia and possession of cocaine or narcotic at the CCJC.

While patrolling in the area of Lower Bloomington Road, ISP Senior Trooper Troy Cobb arrested Ryan Scott Johnson, 26, Cloverdale, during a traffic stop.

Facing a $5,000 bond, Johnson was preliminarily charged with driving under the influence, possession of marijuana-under 30 grams and possession of paraphernalia at the CCJC.

Jail officials told The Brazil Times Tuesday evening both Snyder and Johnson were at the facility waiting the scheduling of arraignment proceedings in court Wednesday.

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