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September 20, 2013

Elwood police arrest four on meth-related charges

ELWOOD, Ind. —

Three of four people who were arrested on methamphetamine-related charges on Wednesday remained in jail Friday.

Kristi Castle, 26, Derek DeHart, 29, and Kylee Williams, 20, all of Elwood, each face charges of manufacturing meth within 1,000 feet of a park and maintaining an illegal drug lab. Castle and DeHart were also charged with possession of meth. As of Friday evening, the three were still in custody in Madison County Jail on $20,000 bond.

Michael Pearson, 32, of Elwood, was also arrested Wednesday night. According to a probable cause affidavit of his arrest, officers found Pearson attempting to leave his home in the 1600 block of South J Street. Police searched Pearson and reportedly found meth in a smoking pipe in his pants. According to jail records, Pearson was released on $5,000 on Thursday afternoon. He faces charges of possession of meth and possession of paraphernalia.

According to a press release from Elwood Police Chief Sam Hanna, the other three suspects were arrested after a traffic accident involving Castle, who was in a wreck with a vehicle borrowed from Williams, her roommate. Detectives said they found two grams of meth in a pack of cigarettes belonging to Castle.

After questioning Williams and Castle, officers learned the roommates and DeHart had been cooking meth in a home in the 1600 block of South J Street, right across the street from a park, police said.

According to the release, Madison County Drug Task Force assisted in the arrests.

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