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10 people arrested in Jefferson County, Ind., accused of dealing meth

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MADISON, Ind. (WDRB) – Ten people were arrested on meth charges after a joint operation by the sheriff’s office and police department.

All ten arrests were made in the first five days of July as part of a drug “round-up” by the Madison Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

“It's our third significant narcotics arrest this year,” said Jefferson County Sheriff John Wallace. “We know it's something we've got to stay on top of.”

The ten suspects are pictured to the right. Here are their names and charges:

- Kyle Earl, 19: Dealing methamphetamine level 4 felony. Bond set at $10,000.00 cash only.

- Billy Meadows, 53: One count of dealing methamphetamine, a level 3 felony, one count of dealing methamphetamine, a level 4 felony, possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony and possession of legend drug, a level 6 felony. Bond set at $25,000.00 cash only

- Malinda Birge, 24: Two counts of dealing methamphetamine, level 3 and level 4 felonies. Bond set at $25,000.00 cash only.

- Chandra Raisor, 42: Dealing methamphetamine, a level 3 felony. Bond set at $20,000.00 cash only.

- Patricia Warren, 47: Two counts of dealing methamphetamine, level 4 & 5 felonies. Bond set at $15,000.00 cash only. 

- Pamela Sutter, 50: Dealing methamphetamine, a level 5 felony.  Bond set at $10,000.00 cash only.

- Craig Jones, 43: Dealing methamphetamine, a level 4 felony. Bond set at $20,000.00 cash only.

- Brian Skirvin, 47: Two counts of dealing in a controlled substance, a level 5 felony. Bond set at $5,000.00 cash only.

- Abigail Jackson, 30: Dealing methamphetamine, a level 4 felony and dealing in a controlled substance, a level 4 felony. Bond set at $25,000.00 cash only.

- Jacob Jackson, 33: Dealing methamphetamine, a level 4 felony. Bond set at $25,000.00 cash only

Jefferson County prosecutor Chad Lewis says law enforcement used a protected informant to set up meetings with the dealers.

“They would schedule a location and a price, and they would meet up for that deal to go down,” Lewis said.

What the dealers didn’t know, Lewis said, is that detectives were recording the interaction.

Charges vary for each of the defendants based on where the deal happened and how much was exchanged according to police.

“Some of those are enhanced because they were within 500 feet of of park or 500 feet of a school,” Lewis said.

 Sheriff Wallace says he hopes arresting suspected drug dealers will help cut down on other crime in the community.

“We have certainly seen as our drug arrests go up, our other crimes go down,” Wallace said. 

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