Eight Union County residents have been arrested in meth-related crimes in three separate cases.
Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said that Friday night when the police arrived at the address of 1284 CR 101, New Albany, the home in which Roy Victory Lamar, 27 and Lori Beth Farris, 28, both lived, they were in the process of making meth amphetamines.
Victory was on probation for precursors and was arrested for possession of precursors with intent to manufacture meth amphetamines His bond is set at $25,000. Farris was arrested for conspiracy to manufacture meth amphetamines Her bond is set at $25,000.
In a separate case, on Aug. 19, the Union County Sheriff’s Department set up a road block to catch James Franklin Moody, 49, of 1080 CR 12, Myrtle.
“We stopped and picked up James Moody at a traffic stop on County Road 25. We already had information on him and knew that he was cooking meth. When we stopped him, he had meth on him and we ran a search warrant on his house,” said Edwards.
Moody was arrested for possession of meth amphetamines, conspiracy to manufacture meth amphetamines, and the sale of schedule IV narcotics. He was already on probation for other crimes. His bond is set at $60,000.
Candice Gibson, 24, of 1356 CR 18, Myrtle, was arrested for conspiracy to manufacture meth amphetamines and the sale of schedule IV narcotics. Her bond is set at $35,000. Camille D. Plymel, 19, of 1069 CR 299, Hickory Flat, was arrested for conspiracy to manufacture meth amphetamines and assault on a law enforcement officer. Her bond is set at $35,000. Tess Mattox, 26, of 501 Oxford Road, Apartment 2, New Albany, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. Kayla Dunaway, 20, of 1604 Hwy. 178 West, Myrtle, was arrested for conspiracy to manufacture meth ampehtamines. Her bond is set at $25,000.
Gibson, Plymel, Mattox, and Dunaway, were all in arrested in connection with Moody.
In a separate case, Francesca N. Gable, 26, of 221 CR 395, Saltillo, was arrested for selling meth amphetamines and possession of meth amphetamines According to Edwards, she was focusing on selling the meth in the Fairfield, Alpine, and Jericho communities and was selling approximately $2,000 worth of Ice, a purer form of meth, per day. She was already on probation for other crimes. Her bond is set at $50,000.
The sheriff’s department has been watching all of these people since January and have been under investigation. Since March, the department has already handled over 55 meth-related cases.