PRINCETON — A nine-month investigation into a Gibson County-based methamphetamine drug trafficking ring resulted in arrest warrants issued for 23 people Thursday, according to Princeton Police Chief Derek McGraw.
In a news release Thursday afternoon, McGraw confirmed that Princeton Police Department, Indiana State Police and the DEA Task Force in cooperation with the Gibson County Prosecutor’s Office, assembled to serve the arrest warrants on charges including conspiracy to deal methamphetamine, dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of hypodermic needle, possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
In addition to the arrests, police seized about one pound of methamphetamine, five firearms and about $10,000 in cash.
McGraw reported that those arrested in the Gibson County area were Clay Boyer, Bradley Turner, Christopher Vore, Brian Lasley, Adam Staat, Michael French, Steven Alldredge, Kimual Stevens, Stephen Johnson, and Jeffrey Burkhart. Also arrested but already in custody in the Gibson County Jail were Eric Oliver, Daniel Freeman, Trenton Besing and Erin Lance.
McGraw said warrants remain active for people who were not located during the morning arrests: George Hartley, Ryan Bennett, Clifton Teeters, Kurt Bredemeier, John Johnson, Jacqueline Lloyd, and Matthew Pedigo. He asked that anyone with information on the whereabouts of the at-large individuals to contact Princeton Police at 812-385-3437.
With assistance from the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force and Richland County, Illinois Sheriff Office, Roberta Eaton was arrested on the Gibson County warrant, and Amanda Stewart who was already in custody in the Richland County Illinois Jail, was also arrested on Gibson County warrants, McGraw confirmed.