News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 16, 2013

Community tips lead to arrest on methamphetamine charges

Staff report
The Tribune-Star

SANDCUT — Acting on community tips and other information, Indiana State Police troopers from the Putnamville District Meth Lab Enforcement Team were led to a rural Vigo County residence where they arrested the homeowner on meth-related charges and a female companion on a Clay County warrant for driving while suspended.

Troopers found an active “one-pot” meth lab when they executed a search warrant at about 3 p.m. Monday at a residence in the 12000 block of East Lark Road in northeastern Vigo County. Troopers also found about 2.5 grams of finished methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia items.

Arrested were David L. Hoover, 45, of Rosedale, on class-B felony charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and dealing methamphetamine, as well as class-D felony charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of precursors, illegal dumping of controlled waste, maintaining common nuisance, and class-A misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia.

He was booked into the Vigo County Jail.

Randi M. Brown, 44, also of rural Rosedale, was arrested on the Clay County warrant.

Investigating were ISP troopers B.J. Patterson and Brent Robinson with assistance from ISP troopers Don Curtis, Michael Featherling, and Michael Organ.

The Putnamville District is comprised of Parke, Vermillion, Vigo, Clay, Putnam, and Sullivan counties. To report illegal drug activity, call the Putnamville Post at 765-653-4114. Callers can remain anonymous.