Additional Details Released in Clarion County ‘Organized’ Meth Ring

meth-bust-mugsTOBY TWP., Pa (EYT) – Six additional arrests have been made in connection with the manufacturing and sale of methamphetamine in the Rimersburg area.

The charges were filed as part of a continuing investigation in which four individuals – Terry McIntyre, Derrick Fowler, Kayla Dunlap, and Chrystal Best – were previously arrested and taken into custody.

The persons charged are accused of “cooking” methamphetamine and supplying raw materials to methamphetamine producers.

According to a criminal complaint, Clarion County Probation Officers Kerle and Bloom were searching for a female who was wanted on a warrant and discovered her at 20 Best Road, in Rimersburg. When they entered a trailer at this location, there were three mason jars with white powder residue sitting in plain view. Officer Kerle questioned the subject female about what was in the mason jars, and she said it was meth residue. She also said that “Terry McIntyre and Justin McIntyre had been making methamphetamine on the property. She indicated that sometimes they would make it outside, and other times they would make it in different campers or trailers on the property.”

The complaint states that Officer Kerle also saw a one gallon white plastic bottle that was identified as the bottle that was used to “gas the meth.” Officer Kerle found plastic tubing and the cap to the gallon bottle in the bathroom. He also located a green plastic bottle that had a white chunky substance in it inside the bathroom.

The complaint indicates that “Terry McIntyre and Kayla Dunlap were passed out in a Ford van on the property, and Tonya Barger was in a camper trailer. Justin McIntyre, who is on state parole, came out of one of the mobile homes upon their arrival. A small vial with white powder residue was found in his pocket.”

As a result of his findings, Officer Kerle informed Clarion County Chief Detective William H. Peck and a PSP trooper, both of CNET, of a suspected methamphetamine lab on the property. A search warrant was obtained, and members of the Pennsylvania State Police Clandestine Lab team served the warrant, according to the complaint.

Several “one-pot” Methamphetamine labs, Methamphetamine oil, “gas generators,” Coleman fuel, pill grinders, silver vials with white residue, drain cleaner, Pseudoephedrine, and cut lithium batteries were discovered during the search. All of these items were located in several different locations at 20 Best Road. These items are commonly found in a “one-pot” or “shake-n-bake” Methamphetamine lab, the complaint states.

The following items were located in the van that Terry McIntyre and Kayla Dunlap were found passed out in:

one gallon of camp fuel, Ronsonal lighter fuel, Allergy Relief (15 tablets), two pill grinders with residue, pack of four AAA Energizer Ultimate Lithium Advance batteries (unopened), and metal containers with white residue.

During the investigation it was learned that the suspects – at various times – purchased Claritin D, a generic form of Pseudoephedrine, lithium batteries, cold compresses, Coleman fuel, and other items needed to manufacture Methamphetamine.

Additionally, a known individual told authorities that he/she witnessed “Justin McIntyre, Joseph McIntyre, Terry McIntyre, and Derick Fowler manufacture Methamphetamine.”

It was also learned that two children – ages one and three – were present when Methamphetamine was manufactured in a structure.

According to court documents, the following individuals are facing charges in connection with the investigation:

52-year-old Terry Lee McIntyre, of Rimersburg, Pa.

March 1, 2016, Toby Township incident

Terry McIntyre was arraigned at 12:30 a.m. on March 1, 2016, and faces the following charges:

-Conspiracy – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
-Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
-Possession Red Phosphorus, etc w/ Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substances, Felony
-Operating a methamphetamine lab, Felony 2
-Manufacture of Methamphetamine – Child Present, Felony 3
-Knowingly Possessing Ephedrine, Misdemeanor
-Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2

Unable to post $100,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

He faces a preliminary hearing at 1:30 p.m. on April 1.

March 19, 2015, Toby Township incident

Terry McIntyre was arraigned at 2:00 p.m. on March 17, 2016.

He faces the following 89 charges:

-Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
-Possession Red Phosphorus, etc w/ Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substances, Felony
-Corrupt Org-Int/Control In Enterprise, Felony 1
-Conspiracy To Violate 911b1, 911b2, 911b3, (Corrupt organizations, Corrupt organizations-interest in/control of enterprise, Corrupt organizations-employee participation, Corrupt organizations-conspire), Felony 1 (30 counts)
-Operating a methamphetamine lab, Felony 2
-Manufacture of Methamphetamine – Child Present, Felony 3 (two counts)
-Knowingly Possessing Ephedrine, Misdemeanor (52 counts)
-Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2

Bail was set at $75,000.00 monetary.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on April 1.

22-year-old Joseph Alvin McIntyre, of 20 Best Road, Rimersburg, Pa.

March 16, 2015, Toby Township incident

Joseph McIntyre was arraigned at 4:30 p.m. on March 16, 2016.

He faces the following charges:

-Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
-Possession Red Phosphorus, etc w/ Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substances, Felony
-Corrupt Org-Int/Control In Enterprise, Felony 1
-Conspiracy To Violate 911b1, 911b2, 911b3, (Corrupt organizations, Corrupt organizations-interest in/control of enterprise, Corrupt organizations-employee participation, Corrupt organizations-conspire), Felony 1
-Operating a methamphetamine lab, Felony 2
-Manufacture of Methamphetamine – Child Present, Felony 3 (two counts)
-Knowingly Possess Ephedrine, Misdemeanor (19 counts)
-Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2 (two counts)

Unable to post $10,000.00 monetary, he was lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on April 1.

24-year-old John Samuel McIntyre, of 1501 Robinwood Drive, Clarion, Pa.

November 25, 2015, Toby Township incident

John Samuel McIntyre was arraigned at 5:00 p.m. on March 16, 2016.

The charges are as follows:

-Conspiracy To Violate 911b1, 911b2, 911b3, (Corrupt organizations, Corrupt organizations-interest in/control of enterprise, Corrupt organizations-employee participation, Corrupt organizations-conspire), Felony 1
-Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
-Possession Red Phosphorus, etc w/ Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substances, Felony
-Knowingly Possessing Ephedrine, Misdemeanor (six counts)

Unable to post $10,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on April 1.

33-year-old Justin James McIntyre, of 20 Best Road, Rimersburg, Pa.

December 28, 2015, Toby Township incident

Justin McIntyre was arraigned at 2:00 p.m. on March 17, 2016.

He faces the following charges:

-Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
-Possession Red Phosphorus, etc w/ Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substances, Felony
-Corrupt Org-Int/Control In Enterprise, Felony 1
-Conspiracy To Violate 911b1, 911b2, 911b3, (Corrupt organizations, Corrupt organizations-interest in/control of enterprise, Corrupt organizations-employee participation, Corrupt organizations-conspire), Felony 1
-Operating a methamphetamine lab, Felony 2
-Manufacture of Methamphetamine – Child Present (two counts)
-Knowingly Possessing Ephedrine, Misdemeanor (six counts)
-Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2 (two counts)

Unable to post $45,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on April 1.

33-year-old Derick Winan Fowler, of 20 Bell Road, Rimersburg, Pa.

March 1, 2016, Toby Township incident

Derick Fowler was arraigned at 5:00 p.m. on March 2, 2016.

The charges are as follows:

-Conspiracy – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
-Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
-Possession of Red Phosphorus, etc w/ Intent to Manufacturing Controlled Substances, Felony
-Manufacture of Methamphetamine – Child Present, Felony 3
-Knowingly Possessing Ephedrine, Misdemeanor
-Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2

Unable to post $50,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on April 1.

November 6, 2015, Toby Township incident

Derick Fowler was arraigned at 2:00 p.m. on March 17.

He faces the following charges:

-Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
-Possession Red Phosphorus, etc w/ Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substances, Felony
-Corrupt Org-Int/Control In Enterprise, Felony 1
-Conspiracy To Violate 911b1, 911b2, 911b3, (Corrupt organizations, Corrupt organizations-interest in/control of enterprise, Corrupt organizations-employee participation, Corrupt organizations-conspire), Felony 1
-Operating a methamphetamine lab, Felony 2
-Manufacture of Methamphetamine – Child Present, Felony 3 (two counts)
-Knowingly Possess Ephedrine, Misdemeanor (five counts)
-Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2 (two counts)

Bail was set at $45,000.00 monetary.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on April 1.

March 2, 2016, Monroe Township incident

Derick Fowler was arraigned at 10:00 a.m. on March 10, 2016, for a misdemeanor charge of Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia

Bail was set at $5,000.00 monetary.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. on March 22.

31-year-old Corrine Louise Klein, of 1501 Robinwood Drive, Clarion, Pa.

October 15, 2015, Toby Township incident

Corrine Klein was arraigned at 4:45 p.m. on March 16, 2016.

She faces the following charges:

-Prescription Drug Related Offense (a30), Felony 1
-Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
-Possession Red Phosphorus, etc w/ Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substances, Felony (seven counts)
-Knowingly Possess Ephedrine, Misdemeanor (seven counts)

Bail was set at $10,000.00 monetary, and a Surety Bond was posted by a Professional Bondsman from Pittsburgh.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on April 1.

35-year-old Chrystal Suzanne Best, of 898 Main Street, Rimersburg, Pa.

October 2, 2015, Toby Township incident

The following charges have been filed against Chrystal Best:

-Conspiracy To Violate 911b1, 911b2, 911b3, (Corrupt organizations, Corrupt organizations-interest in/control of enterprise, Corrupt organizations-employee participation, Corrupt organizations-conspire), Felony 1
-Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
-Possession Red Phosphorus, etc w/ Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substances, Felony
-Knowingly Possess Ephedrine, Misdemeanor (eight counts)

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on April 1.

March 1, 2016, Toby Township incident

Chrystal Best was arraigned at 5:00 p.m. on March 2, 2016.

The charges are as follows:

-Conspiracy – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
-Knowingly Possessing Ephedrine, Misdemeanor

Bail was set at $5,000.00 monetary, and a surety bond was posted by a professional bondsman from Pittsburgh.

A preliminary arraignment and a preliminary hearing are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on April 1.

25-year-old Ashley Nicole Thompson, 20 Best Road, Rimersburg, Pa.

November 28, 2015, Toby Township incident

Ashley Thompson was arraigned at 1:30 p.m. on March 17.

She faces the following charges:

-Conspiracy To Violate 911b1, 911b2, 911b3, (Corrupt organizations, Corrupt organizations-interest in/control of enterprise, Corrupt organizations-employee participation, Corrupt organizations-conspire), Felony 1
-Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
-Possession Red Phosphorus, etc w/ Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substances, Felony
-Knowingly possess ephedrine, Misdemeanor

Unable to post $25,000.00 monetary, she was lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on April 1.

21-year-old Tonya Jane Barger, of 489 Best Road, Rimersburg, Pa.

May 27, 2015, New Bethlehem Borough incident

Tonya Barger was arraigned at 11:20 p.m. on March 1, 2016.

She faces the following charges:

-Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
-Intentional Possession Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered, Misdemeanor
-Criminal Use Of Communication Facility, Felony 3

Unable to post $15,000.00 monetary bail, she was lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on April 1.

December 5, 2015, Toby Township incident

Tonya Barger was arraigned at 1:30 p.m. on March 17, 2016.

The charges are as follows:

-Conspiracy To Violate 911b1, 911b2, 911b3, (Corrupt organizations, Corrupt organizations-interest in/control of enterprise, Corrupt organizations-employee participation, Corrupt organizations-conspire), Felony 1
-Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
-Possession Red Phosphorus, etc w/ Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substances, Felony
-Manufacture of Methamphetamine – Child Present, Felony 3 (two counts)
-Knowingly Possessing Ephedrine, Misdemeanor (five counts)
-Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2 (two counts)

Bail was set at $25,000.00 monetary.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on April 1.

26-year-old Kayla Ann Dunlap, of Parker

December 12, 2015, Toby Township incident

Kayla Dunlap was arraigned on March 17, 2016.

She faces the following charges:

-Conspiracy To Violate 911b1, 911b2, 911b3, (Corrupt organizations, Corrupt organizations-interest in/control of enterprise, Corrupt organizations-employee participation, Corrupt organizations-conspire), Felony 1
-Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
-Possession Red Phosphorus, etc w/ Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substances, Felony
-Manufacture of Methamphetamine – Child Present, Felony 3 (two counts)
-Knowingly possessing ephedrine, Misdemeanor (three counts)

Bail was set at $25,000.00 monetary.

March 1, 2016, Toby Township incident

Kayla Dunlap was arraigned on 12:45 a.m. on March 1.

She faces the following charges:

-Conspiracy – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony (two counts)
-Possession Red Phosphorus, etc w/ Intent to Manufacture Controlled Substances, Felony
-Manufacture of Methamphetamine – Child Present, Felony 3
-Knowingly Possessing Ephedrine, Misdemeanor
-Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2

Bail was set at $50,000.00 monetary.

Unable to post bail, she was lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for both cases for 9:30 a.m. on April 1.

Clarion County District Attorney Mark Aaron Comments on Meth Bust

“The current high level of cooperation between the State Police Vice Unit and CNET has led to this successful investigation and arrests,” said Clarion County District Attorney Mark Aaron.

Aaron says the Pennsylvania State Police Vice Unit and CNET are continuing to work, not only on this investigation, but on the growing problem of methamphetamine manufacturing in Clarion County.

“At this point, methamphetamine production has equaled or surpassed heroin as the primary drug problem in Clarion County. Not only the use, but the production of methamphetamine is a process that is not only destructive to the individuals involved but is corrosive to the community at large,” said Aaron.

“Large amounts of toxic waste by-products are produced in methamphetamine manufacturing which becomes an environmental hazard to anyone in the vicinity of the lab. The illegal dumping of toxic waste by-products creates an environmental hazard and a hazard to the water supply,” Aaron continued.

Anyone encountering items that may have been used in methamphetamine manufacturing process, such as plastic soda bottles, tubing, or jars of liquid should steer clear of the area and notify either the State Police at 814-226-1710 or CNET at 814-226-4423.


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