Rushville Republican

x_News

April 17, 2011

Meth lab bust nets four

RUSHVILLE — A morning raid on multiple homes and a vehicle in Carthage early Thursday resulted in the discovery of eight active methamphetamine labs being seized and dismantled and the arrest of four individuals.

"We are still looking for one suspect. The individual we are looking for is Steven Todd Dalton and he resided at one of the residences  targeted. His wife has spoke with him on the phone, at which time he indicated to her that he would not be turning himself," Rush County Sheriff's Department deputy Doug Keith said.

The four  Carthage residents taken into custody are Chhoeun Gamblin Ray, 19, Teresa Ann Dalton, 42, Joseph B. Roland, 22, and Kristen Lea Ruble, 20.

They are facing multiple felony drug charges. Each is charged with possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a public park, possession of methamphetamine, possession of precursors used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, dealing methamphetamine, dealing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a public park, illegal dumping of controlled substance waste, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

Each is being held on $100,000 bond.

Chhoeun Dalton is additionally charged with possession of marijuana and Ruble also is facing a neglect of a unborn child charge.

The events that led to Thursday's arrests began with an earlier drug overdose of an unidentified individual. That individual was transported to Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield and the case was investigated by Knightstown Police officer Derek Hall. Hall was assisted during a follow-up investigation by RCSD deputy Keith.

"I am extremely pleased with how this turned out. We placed four individuals in custody and I am confident that we will get the fifth person arrested," Keith said.

Officers made a surprise visits to the Dalton residence, located at 10 South Walnut Street in the rural community of Carthage, shortly after midnight.

"We found six active labs inside the home," Keith said.

The deputy continued by saying the officers then made an announced call at a nearby residence at 5 1/2 South East Street, where another active working meth lab was discovered.

Not done, officers next made a traffic stop at Third and Main Street in Carthage and found what was described as a rolling meth lab.

Once the illegal meth labs were discovered, the Indiana State Police Clandestine Unit was contacted to dismantle and clean up the illegal drug operations.

"This could not have been done without a team effort. The effort does not begin and end strictly with the officers. It begins with the a cohesive effort including the investigation, dispatchers and the others involved. It takes a complete team effort or none of this could be accomplished," Keith said.

The officer signaled out Knightstown officer Hall and his K9 Buddy and Rush County K9 handler deputy Josh Brinson and K9 Dax for their efforts in Thursday's arrests.

"We are still looking for the fifth suspect, Steven Todd Dalton, and we would appreciate the public's help in locating him. Dalton was last seen driving a silver 2000 Chevrolet Impala," Keith said.

Anyone with information as to the suspect's whereabouts or any illegal drug or suspicious activity is asked to contact the RCSD at (765) 932-2931.

 

Frank Denzler can be contacted at (765) 932-2222 ext. 106 or via e-mail at frank.denzler@rushvillerepublican.com. Visit our Web site at www.rushvillerepublican.com.

1
Text Only
x_News
  • Main Street welcomes Santa

    It's a Rush County Christmas. Main Street welcomes Santa Claus from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 18. Santa will be arriving with the parade beginning at 6 p.m. Festivities include craft and food vendors, local artisans in the 201 Building demonstrating their arts, warming stations, Christmas tree lighting, carolers, luminaries and pictures with Santa in Santa's house. Vendors and parade participants are welcome.

    November 13, 2011

  • Local "All Pro Dads" chapter hopes to expand

    t the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year, a group of fathers in Mays began a local chapter of "All Pro Dads."

    May 2, 2011

  • Steven Todd Dalton is still being sought by officers. Meth lab bust nets four

    A morning raid on multiple homes and a vehicle in Carthage early Thursday resulted in the discovery of eight active methamphetamine labs being seized and dismantled and the arrest of four individuals.

    April 17, 2011 5 Photos

  • Connersville man sentenced in OWI case

    John E. Gilley of Connersville was sentenced Tuesday in the Rush Superior Court to two years in the Indiana Department of Correction after pleading guilty to Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, a Class D Felony.

    March 18, 2011

  • Brian Conner Conner seeks City Council at large seat

     

    Lifelong Rush County resident Brian Conner has announced he is seeking a Republican nomination for a Rushville Common Council at large seat.

    March 14, 2011 1 Photo

  • County offering info on tax sales

    The Rush County Commissioners, Auditor and Treasurer will be sponsoring a seminar for people interested in participating in the upcoming online tax certificate sale. The sale of county owned tax lien certificates will take place from 10 a.m. March 25, 2011 to 8 p.m. April 4, 2011.

    February 18, 2011

  • Relay for Life kick-off time change

    The 10th anniversary kick-off of Relay for Life will begin at 9 a.m. instead of 10 a.m., which was earlier publicized, this Saturday at Booker T. Washington Center.

    January 20, 2011

  • Lane resigns, city will pay

    A joint meeting of the Rushville Board of Public Works and Safety and the Rushville Common Council held Friday afternoon brought members together to unanimously approve a mutual release and settlement agreement which Rushville Police Officer Chris Lane and his attorney were to sign at 5 p.m.

    November 13, 2010

  • wessel Wessel graduates from academy

     

    Police Chief Ron D. Cameron has announced that Rushville Patrolman Brad L. Wessel has successfully completed his training at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), having graduated Oct. 1, and is back on regular duty.

    November 12, 2010 1 Photo

  • Muncie man injured in crash

    Emergency personnel from Rushville Township, the Rush County Sheriff’s Department and RMH medical personnel were dispatched to the scene of a injury accident shortly after 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

    November 8, 2010

Featured Ads
AP Video
Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Facebook