15 arrested in meth ring bustSeptember 5, 2013
From local sources
WASHINGTON — A multi-agency drug task force broke up a methamphetamine distribution ring by serving 15 federal and state arrest warrants in Daviess County, Coldwater, Miss., and Los Angeles on Tuesday to culminate an 18-month investigation.
Nine of those arrested in the probe of what was referred to as the Alan Marshall methamphetamine distribution organization had Washington addresses, including 43-year-old Alan Marshall of Washington, according to the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department.
The Daviess County Sheriff’s Department initiated the investigation and worked with the Drug Enforcement Administration and Indiana State Police in obtaining information that was taken before a grand jury. Warrants were issued out of U.S. District Court in Evansville and Daviess Superior Court.
Law enforcement officials seized 2 pounds on crystal methamphetamine, some marijuana, cash and firearms from the criminal enterprise. Other assisting agencies were the Washington Police Department, U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Postal Service, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Army National Guard, Vincennes and Evansville police departments, Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Department and Daviess County Prosecutor’s Office.
Arrested on federal charges of conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine were Marshall, 43-year-old James Coy of Washington, 34-year-old Marcus Newson of Washington, 41-year-old Christopher Kimmons of Coldwater, Miss., and 36-year-old Antoin Alston of Long Beach, Calif.
David Merritt, 43, whose address was unknown, was arrested on a federal fugitive from justice warrant.
Arrested for violations of federal money laundering statutes were 55-year-old Haven Ramsey and 56-year-old Ruby Ramsey, both of Washington, and 68-year-old Barbara Kimmons of Coldwater.
Arrested on state felony counts of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine were Washington residents Jeffrey Fox, 47, Rhonda Lewis, 47, Jennifer Sandoval, 34, and Adam Tolbert, 26, as well as 32-year-old Eunice Lesure, who had no known address.
Leroy E. Elis, 23, of Washington was also arrested on a state felony warrant for conspiring to distribute more than 3 grams of methamphetamine and more than 30 grams of marijuana.
Police said the investigation is continuing.
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