A lengthy investigation undertaken by officers of the Rushville Police Department and deputies from the Rush County Sheriff’s Department into illegal drug activity led to a search warrant issued and executed on a Rushville residence, 821 West 11th Street, shortly before 10:30 p.m. on the evening of July 5.

Once on the scene, officers detained three residents of the single-story home, Ronald K. Reaves, 48; Carolyn M. Neth, 65; and Dewey Roberts, no age given; while officers searched the residence.

According to information obtained by the Rushville Republican, during a search of the property that included multiple vehicles (owned by Reaves) and an unattached garage, officers located what they described as a “substantial amount of methamphetamine,” marijuana, multiple controlled substances, legend drugs, drug paraphernalia as well as a substantial amount of cash.

Although innocent until proven guilty, Reaves was initially charged with dealing methamphetamine (Level 2 Felony), possession of methamphetamine (Level 4 Felony), possession of a legend drug (Level 6 Felony), possession of marijuana (Class A Misdemeanor), maintaining a common nuisance (Level 6 Felony) and possession of drug paraphernalia (Class C Misdemeanor). A $60,000 bond was listed.

Neth was charged with possession of methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony) and maintaining a common nuisance (Level 6 Felony.) A $10,000 bond was listed.

It was learned that both Reaves and Neth have since posted a cash bond and were released from the Rush County Jail to await their court appearance.

Roberts is not facing charges at this time.

Contact: frank.denzler@rushvillerepublican.com or (765) 932-2222 x106.