Authorities said the arrests occurred after a several week investigation into mass-purchases of pseudoephedrine, a main ingredient in the process of manufacturing meth.
The Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department received a tip in January about several people allegedly involved in manufacturing methempetamine. More suspects were discovered as the investigation continued.
Police were able to identify ring leaders in Ohio County who were connected to another manufacturing operation in Butler County, Ohio. A search warrant at a residence in Oxford, Ohio led to the arrest of several people on Wed., Feb. 12.
Detectives in Dearborn, Ohio and Switzerland counties arrested 18 people on Monday, Feb. 17.
A total of 25 people have been charged with conspiracy to commit dealing (manufacturing) in methamphetamine as a class A felony. They include:
Kenneth J. Clifton, 35, Thierrin D. Bowling, 25, Lee Clark, 48, Jeremy M. Couch, 34, Jeffery Couch, 39, Terri L. Deaton, 27, Lisa Fay Ellis, 34, Crystal Flores, 35, Jaydn Groover,18, Perry B. Harding, 41, Krissie Hill, 33, Andrew T. Hummel, 26, Dionne J. House, 28, Dustin W, House, 28, Vernis A. Newton, 29, Rebecca J. Quinn, 27, Sam J. Spicer, 43, Mary E. Stephenson, 39, Angela Tharp, 36, Calvin W. Thomas, 42, Steven Rae Turner, 20, Whitney VanSickle, 25, Delmer J. Walker, 23, Mark R. Walker, 50 and Terry L. Woodruff, 37.