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Police/Courts

  • Arrests made in relation to meth lab

    Two Mount Vernon residents face meth charges after police say they're linked to a meth lab they found last week.
    Two arrest warrants were issued for Siera Burton, 26, and Jason L. Poole, 26, both of 1537 O'Donnell Road, Mount Vernon. Both face drug charges including dealing meth within 1,000 feet of a public park, Class A felony; Possession of two or more precursors with intent to manufacture meth, Class C felony; and Possession of more than 3 grams of meth within 1,000 feet of a public park, a Class B felony.

  • Suspect a meth lab?

    According to Posey County Narcotics Unit Supervisor Kenny Rose, signs of a meth lab include the smell of ammonia or ether, altered LP tanks, or gas grill tanks that look like the valves have been altered, often found in yards; soda bottles with tubing; and blacked-out windows with either foil, heavy covering or painted. Rose said other signs include heavy traffic to and from the house with quick visits at odd hours.
    Other indicators, provided by the Drug Enforcement Agency include:

  • Police have new weapon in arsenal for fighting meth problem

    In the next year, the meth lab bust rate could skyrocket in Posey County and possibly the whole state of Indiana.

    This week, Indiana State Police launched a new website that will help police — state, county and municipal — keep track of meth ingredient purchases, and also receive tips from the public.
    The tracking of pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in the production of meth, is nothing new in Indiana.

  • Kershaw enters plea to manslaughter

    With less than a week until his trial, a Mount Vernon man pleaded guilty to manslaughter and attempted manslaughter charges.