Ten Arrested in Rimersburg 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.

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

-Joseph Alvin McIntyre, 20 Best Road, Rimersburg, Pa.
-Corrine Louise Klein, 1501 Robinwood Drive, Clarion, Pa.
-John Samuel McIntyre. 1501 Robinwood Drive, Clarion, Pa.
-Chrystal Suzanne Best, 898 Main Street, Rimersburg, Pa.
-Derick Winan Fowler, 20 Bell Road, Rimersburg, Pa.
-Ashley Nicole Thompson, 20 Best Road, Rimersburg, Pa.
-Tonya Jane Barger, 489 Best Road, Rimersburg, Pa.
-Justin McIntyre, 20 Best Road, Rimersburg, Pa.
-Terry McIntyre, Rimersburg, Pa.
-Kayla Dunlap, Parker, Pa.

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

“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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