Two more arrests from meth lab raid reported
Two more arrests Wednesday makes a total of seven arrests in the past week of people alleged to have purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine for two men operating a meth lab in Washington.
According to the police log, Anthony Wilson Delay, 36, of Wayland, and Donald Carl Simmering III, 37, of Ainsworth, turned themselves in Wednesday evening on a warrant for possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture. The charge is a Class D felony that can bring up to five years in prison. They are both being held under $5,000 bond.
Neither man had a first appearance prior to press time, so court documents for the two were not available. Washington Police Chief Greg Goodman confirmed that the arrests were also part of the investigation into the March 12 raid on an alleged meth lab at 322 N. D Ave. The report on the raid said that meth manufacturing precursors, equipment, and materials were located in the search. The report also said that a significant amount of meth sludge produced from meth manufacturing was located.
According to the police log, Courtney Marie Paul, 27, of Washington, and Christina Marie Null, 37, of Washington, were arrested Friday morning. On Thursday, Amy Erin Booth, 32, of West Chester; Kolette Christine Daniels, 24, of Washington; and Jeffrey Alan Daniels, 29, of Washington, were arrested. All face identical charges to Delay and Simmering. Court records allege they purchased cold medications with pseudoephedrine, a precursor for making meth, for the operators of the lab.
The Washington County Narcotics Task Force raided a building at 322 North D Avenue in Washington on March 12. Michael Joe Miller, 39, of Washington, and Jeffrey Michael Marie, 30, of Washington, were arrested and charged with conspiracy to manufacture more than five grams of methamphetamine, a Class B felony punishable by 25 years in prison with a minimum fine of $5,000 and a maximum fine of $100,000.
According to a press release, local law enforcement officials executed a search warrant on the building and located a meth lab. The building has been closed due to hazardous contamination conditions from meth residue. A second search warrant was also executed at a property at 2930 Quince Avenue in Washington.
According to court records, Miller and Marie occupy the building at 322 North D Avenue. Both were present when the warrant was executed. The records say that many items used in the manufacture of amphetamine, including camp fuel, lithium batteries, cold packs, lye, drain cleaner, pseudoephedrine tablets, funnels, measuring cups, and coffee filters were found on the premises. Items used in meth distribution, including digital scales and packaging materials, were also located. Methamphetamine was also found during the search.