News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 24, 2013

3 Sullivan County residents facing drug charges

Staff Report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Three Sullivan County residents are facing felony drug charges after a month-long investigation by the Indiana State Police Methamphetamine Suppression Task Force.

According to an ISP news release, Trooper Brent Robinson on Monday evening observed Jeremiah Nicklies, 35, and his mother, Vickie Lunde, 64, both of Carlisle, purchasing from Sullivan County retailers pseudoephedrine and other precursors used in making meth. With assistance from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, a traffic stop was made on the mother and son, who were arrested on suspicion of possession of precursors with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.

The driver of the vehicle in which Nicklies and Lunde were traveling, Glen Smith, 50, of Carlisle, was allegedly found to be in possession of methamphetamine, according to the release.

Later searches of their residences allegedly turned up additional evidence, including two one-pot meth labs and numerous precursors at the Smith property, the ISP reported.

Smith is facing allegations of manufacturing methamphetamine, a class-B felony. He is also facing allegations of possession of meth, possession of precursors, dumping a controlled waste and maintaining a common nuisance, all class-D felonies.

Lunde and Nicklies are each facing allegations of possession of precursors with intent to manufacture meth, a class-D felony. Nicklies is also facing two additional class-D felony allegations, possession of a syringe and possession of paraphernalia.

Assisting the Indiana State Police were the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, the Carlisle Town Marshal and the Sullivan City Police.