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Anhydrous possession arrests stem from tip

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Michael K. Butcher
When their car broke down, it was only the start of problems early Saturday morning for two men arrested for possession of anhyrdous ammonia.

According to information provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, an unidentified tipster told 911 dispatchers there was a strong odor coming from a car broken down near the intersection of State Road 59 and County Road 1100 South.

When officers from the CCSD and the Clay City Police Department arrived, Michael K. Butcher, 28, Bloomington, and William Hiatt, 34, Jasonville, were at the car.

William Hiatt
While questioning Butcher and Hiatt, one of the officers discovered an undisclosed amount of anhydrous ammonia, a precursor in the possible manufacturing of methamphetamine, hidden in the bushes close by.

Both were detained, transported to the Clay County Justice Center and preliminarily charged with improper use, transportation or possession of Anhydrous Ammonia.

After a case review by the Clay County Prosecutor's Office, both Butcher and Hiatt were formally charged with class A misdemeanors for storage or transportation of Anhydrous Ammonia on Tuesday.

With each facing $7,000 cash bonds, jail officials confirm both men remain incarcerated while awaiting formal court proceedings.

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Boy talk about a couple of low lifes. They were on there way to make some poison and put it on the street. Why don't they lock theses jerks away for life. Billy hiatt is a career criminal and apparently a looser. He was on probation from sullivan, in. for theft. How much do you have to do before they say enough is enough and lock these jerks up. He will bleed his family for what little money they have while he is in county lock up. I say send him up the creek, but make sure it far enough away so his wife will not be able to spend her money she needs to feed her kids on to go visit this useless idiot.

-- Posted by dennisb1953 on Thu, Jul 30, 2009, at 2:44 AM

Three cheers for the tipster. maybe when more people realize,that if they help the police,instead of running them down,this problem of meth can and will be curtailed. GET INVOLVED!!

-- Posted by checkmate on Thu, Jul 30, 2009, at 6:59 AM

AMEN ! Get them off the streets!

-- Posted by otis66 on Thu, Jul 30, 2009, at 9:03 AM

A picture is worth a thousand words! Right Mr. Butcher!

-- Posted by ccc on Thu, Jul 30, 2009, at 9:57 AM

You don't think they were just goin' to fertilize their garden? Prob'ly not...

-- Posted by gratefoole on Thu, Jul 30, 2009, at 10:08 AM

Upon further investigation I would be willing to bet it would be revealed that the anhyrdous ammonia was also stolen.

-- Posted by dorindaJ on Thu, Jul 30, 2009, at 10:52 AM

Must have been on their way to the Brazil housing projects

-- Posted by BrazilNoMore on Thu, Jul 30, 2009, at 11:57 AM


Maybe they were going to use it to fertilize their marijuana plants.

-- Posted by th1953 on Thu, Jul 30, 2009, at 3:32 PM

yngpup, do you have any teenagers, or maybe you're one yourself, meth is the devil's kool-aid, and I don't think perfection is achieved by church on Wed and Sunday,my outrage would be passivity on reading the article, passivity leads to tolerance, we can't afford to be passive about meth or any other drug so prevalent in Clay County.

-- Posted by Edward Kane on Fri, Jul 31, 2009, at 9:11 PM

I've been told by former Meth Users that "Meth is the drug that doesn't kill you, you just wish it did". It is one of the most highly addictive illegal drugs. I hear the only legal drug that helps, but does not cure the craving, is Welbutrin, an anti-depressant. I've been told by former Meth users that during their initial arrest and incarceration, they would lick the sweat off their own skin during detox, hoping to get a bit of a 'high". This is probably the most destructive drug available to people today. If we don't get a grip on it soon, it will devastate our communities as crack cocaine devastated communities in the 1980's and early 1990's. Thank you local law enforcement for the job you do getting drug users off the street. In addition to law enforcement, our community needs to look at an additional approach which includes drug counseling, addiction services, and family intervention. Good luck Brazil. We will need it to get through this.

-- Posted by Claycountian on Tue, Aug 4, 2009, at 5:50 PM

if they were on their way to the village maybe they should just start going in to that place and not warn them.i belelive if they would just spot check all the apts. there maybe they would get more drugs off the street.im so tired of hearing about those poor people.the arent to poor if they can buy and sell drugs.get them off the streets and maybe this town will get cleaned up.as for these idoits send them away and get them off the streets.they give drunk drivers more time than theses idiots

-- Posted by mom who knows on Thu, Aug 6, 2009, at 7:03 AM

Wow Brazil No More. A true einstein huh? The housing projects are not the only place meth is. There are just clean honest people there who turn them in more because its more noticeable, as they live five feet away from each other. It is everywhere even in the "upper" tiers of clay county. But it is good to catch the precursers before they reach the trash that makes this drug.

-- Posted by bellababy on Sat, Aug 8, 2009, at 1:52 AM

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