HENRY COUNTY – Police busted an outdoor meth lab late Monday night, resulting in seven arrests.
The Pendleton District Meth Suppression Squad was acting on a series of tips that led them to a wooded area in the 400 block of SR 103. Investigators said none of the seven people arrested owned the land or had permission to use it.
Jessica McDavid, 27, New Castle; Kevin Dwenger, 24, New Castle; Jeramey Stigall, 29, New Castle; Michelle Grigsby, 34, New Castle; and Michael Grey, 32, Muncie were arrested. All were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of precursors used to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance.
Police also arrested Misty Morgan, 29, who had a 6-year-old child with her. In addition to the above charges, she also faces a count of felony neglect of a dependent. The Henry County Department of Child Services took custody of the child.
Nathan Pierce, 30, New Castle, was also arrested on a charge of maintaining a common nuisance.
Officers found that Kevin Dwenger was wanted on a warrant for a probation violation. Police added a charge of resisting law enforcement against Dwenger and Jessica McDavid after they tried to avoid capture by jumping into a river.
Several agencies were involved in the operation, including the Henry County Drug Task Force, Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Shirley Police Department K-9 Unit, Henry County Department of Child Services and the Henry County Prosecutor’s Office.