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Lewis family arrested Friday morning

Friday, March 20, 2009

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These are only a small portion of the numerous items impounded during an early morning raid on a Lewis residence by local, state and federal authorities Friday. [Order this photo]
LEWIS, Ind. -- Three members of a rural Lewis family were arrested on numerous drug and theft charges shortly after 7 a.m., Friday, by more than 20 officers of the Clay County Sheriff's Department, several units of Indiana State Police and the United States Marshals Office.

When the members of the home refused to come outside, officials said "flash bangs" were used during the initial moments of the raid.

Members of the ISP Clandestine Lab Team were on the scene to clear the area of a confirmed meth lab and officials with the Indiana Gaming Commission confiscated two slot machines.

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Ronald Moyer
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Nicki Moyer
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Daniel Moyer
Details are currently limited because officers are still categorizing the numerous items impounded during the early morning raid of a residence located at 9234 South County Road 550 West. Alleged stolen items, which include two pickup trucks, four all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), a trailer, an El Camino, a Harley Davidson motorcycle, an undisclosed amount of guns, tools, surveillance equipment and various items of drug paraphernalia.

The suspects are currently incarcerated at the Clay County Justice Center awaiting formal arraignment per the court calendar.

D. Ronald Moyer, 49, and his son Daniel Moyer, 23, were both preliminarily charged with altering identification number, dealing in methamphetamine, possession of stolen property and maintaining a common nuisance.

Daughter Nicki Moyer, 20, was preliminarily charged with possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.

Expecting more charges will be filed once the cases are reviewed by the Clay County Prosecutor's Office, Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times this case has the potential of solving numerous outstanding theft cases from around the Wabash Valley area.

Officials confirm this is an ongoing investigation.

This story will be updated.


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Ho-hum. Another drug arrest in Clay County. Hard to believe, isn't it?

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Fri, Mar 20, 2009, at 2:53 PM

Thanks for getting these folks off the streets ~ a BIG 'Atta Boy' to all agencies involved!!

-- Posted by karebabe on Fri, Mar 20, 2009, at 4:42 PM

hard to believe

-- Posted by 2dogbob on Fri, Mar 20, 2009, at 5:23 PM

hard to believe

-- Posted by 2dogbob on Fri, Mar 20, 2009, at 5:24 PM

Good job to all agencies involved. Thanks for getting another "dirt bag" off the streets.

-- Posted by th1953 on Fri, Mar 20, 2009, at 7:57 PM

Once again Heaton has busted druggies!!!! Way to go to all that participated.

-- Posted by wethington on Sat, Mar 21, 2009, at 11:28 AM

These are some scary looking people!

-- Posted by tbdldam on Sun, Mar 22, 2009, at 4:41 PM

I don't understand how people would involve their children in their stupidity. Thank God I have never been on drugs, even I was I'd hope I had enough sense to not encourage my children!!

-- Posted by ape1 on Sun, Mar 22, 2009, at 9:58 PM

Congratulations- you should get a Father of the year award-you got 2 of your children a possible trip to DOC!! Way to go!!

-- Posted by ape1 on Sun, Mar 22, 2009, at 10:00 PM


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