News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 9, 2013

Meth trash leads to multiple arrests

Staff Report
The Tribune-Star

JASONVILLE — A massive amount of trash containing items used for producing meth found Thursday at a Greene County intersection led police to a Jasonville home and the arrest of two suspects.

Jamie E. Poe, 39, and wife Peggy S. Noble-Poe, 43, of Jasonville, were arrested on multiple felony charges.

During the mid-morning hours on Thursday, a Sullivan County highway employee discovered a large amount of trash at the intersection of county roads 500 North and 500 East.

Police say the employee believed a portion of the trash was related to methamphetamine production, so he contacted the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office who in turn requested assistance from the Indiana State Police.

ISP trooper Brent Robinson began his investigation with the assistance of Sullivan County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Snead. At the trash site, the officers discovered eight used one-pot meth labs, 11 former chemical reaction vessels, and many precursors associated with the production of meth labs. Also at the scene was paper correspondence which led Trooper Robinson to obtain a search warrant in Greene County.

At 4:40 p.m., troopers executed a search warrant at the 500 block of South Washington Street, the Jasonville home of Jamie E. Poe and Peggy Noble-Poe. During the search, troopers say they located one active meth lab, various items of previous meth labs, approximately one-half gram of methamphetamine and a large amount of trash indicating a substantial amount of methamphetamine was most likely produced in recent days. Also in the residence was the couple’s 11-year-old daughter.

The Poes were taken into custody, and the daughter was put in custody of Child Protective Services.

Both suspects face charges of manufacturing/dealing methamphetamine, a class-B felony; possession of methamphetamine and precursors, maintaining a common nuisance, dumping controlled waste and neglect of a dependent, all class-D felonies; and possession of paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

Both are being held in Greene County Jail with no bond.