53 Grams of Crystal Meth Reportedly Found at Plymouth Home, Following Search Warrant

Four people were arrested Monday, after police reportedly found 53 grams of crystal methamphetamine at a Plymouth home. Shortly after 7:00 p.m., officers with the Marshall County Drug Task Force, Indiana State Police, Plymouth Police Department, and Marshall County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at a home in the 7700 block of Rose Road.

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Woman Arrested, After Marshall County Police Reportedly Find Meth in Culver-Area Home

A Marshall County narcotics investigation led to the arrest of a Culver woman Tuesday night. Officers with the Marshall County Police Department and the Marshall County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant around 11:40 p.m., at a home in the 16,000 block of 15B Road. Police say they found methamphetamine and paraphernalia in the home.

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Warsaw Theft Investigation Leads to Discovery of Meth in Plymouth

Two Plymouth residents were arrested Sunday, in connection with a theft from a Warsaw store, the hit and run of a security guard, and the discovery of methamphetamine. At around 7:00 p.m., Plymouth Police say they were told to be on the lookout for a white 2002 Oldsmobile Alero. The car was allegedly used in a theft from the Warsaw Kohl’s store and a hit and run of an asset protection associate.

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Mother and Son Sentenced in Methamphetamine Case

Keith-DaltonA mother and son were sentenced in Marshall County Superior Court No. 1 on Thursday for their involvement in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Denise Dalton, 49, of Akron and her son, Keith Dalton, 22, admitted in open court that they conspired with each other and two other suspects to purchase methamphetamine precursors for a meth lab.

They were arrested in October of 2013 after purchasing pseuoephedrine and other items including Drano, ammonium nitrate in cold pack form at Walgreens and at Dollar General in Plymouth and being unwanted guests at a local hotel. Keith Dalton attempted to purchase syringes but the clerk at the pharmacy told him that syringes were only available for patients who need insulin. He then inquired about the price of insulin. He was denied the purchase as he did not have a valid prescription.

The pair pleaded guilty in identical plea agreements with the state to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. Their plea agreements called for a 10 year prison sentence with four years of the sentence suspended. Both Denise Dalton and Keith Dalton were given the opportunity to participate in intensive drug rehabilitation through the purposeful incarceration program while incarcerated. Upon their release from prison, they will be on reporting probation for one year.

Indiana Receives Federal Grant to Combat ongoing Methamphetamine Production

The Indiana State Police is the recipient of a $567,000 federal grant to boost efforts in the fight against methamphetamine production and distribution.

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly announced the reception of the grant on Monday afternoon which will allow the Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Anti-Methamphetamine Program to investigate activities related to the ongoing methamphetamine issue in the state.

Supporting continued funding for the COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program and funding for the DEA’s Clandestine Drug Laboratory Cleanup Program was one of Donnelly’s priorities for the fiscal year 2015 federal appropriations.

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