According to information in a press release issued by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, members of CCSD, Indiana State Police and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force worked with law enforcement officials in Vigo and Owen counties to serve arrest warrants as the culmination of a drug investigation that started more than a year ago.
Setting out with warrants for nine suspects charged with drug related crimes stemming from the Clay County Sheriff's Department's ongoing drug investigation, officials took into custody seven of the nine and apprehended three other suspects on unrelated warrants.
Although details are limited to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation, Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton confirmed to The Brazil Times the following individuals were arrested Monday:
* Gregory Hill, Timothy Callahan, Levi Williams, Ramon Epple, Floyde Hamblin, Mandy Burger was preliminarily charged with conspiracy to deal methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance, and
Other suspects picked up during the sweep and taken to the CCJC on unrelated arrest warrants included:
* Laura Williams was preliminarily charged with theft on a warrant from Orange County,
* Everett Fulk was preliminarily charged with two counts of harassment, stalking, patronizing a prostitute and a probation violation.
All the suspects are currently incarcerated on cash bonds ranging from $25,000-$50,000 (with no 10 percent allowed) with the exception of Laura Williams, who is being held without bond for authorities in Orange County.
Jeremy Tim Dalton, 32, has since been formally charged by the Clay County Prosecutor's Office with two class B felony charges of dealing methamphetamine, class D felony maintaining a common nuisance and a class D felony illegal possession of anhydrous ammonia or ammonia solution. Dalton has requested a speedy trial, which is scheduled for Oct. 19 in Clay Superior Court.
Julie Dugger, 28, was formally charged with class B felony dealing methamphetamine, class D felony maintaining a common nuisance, class D felony illegal possession of anhydrous ammonia or ammonia solution and a class A misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia. Dugger has a tentative jury trial scheduled in Clay Superior Court on Jan. 11, 2010.
As of Monday evening, CCSD officials confirmed 21 suspects charged with 78 various drug related allegations have been arrested in connection with the yearlong drug investigation.
Officials urge anyone with information regarding drug crimes in Clay County to contact the Clay County Sheriff's Department at 446-2535.
On Aug. 19, 2009, the Clay County Prosecutor's Office confirmed Richard Clark was only charged with a warrant for a probation violation stemming from a February 2008 conviction for possession of methamphetamine.