Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

February 6, 2014

Meth charges for Peru couple

Police: Trailer in Peru had active meth lab.

From Staff Reports
Kokomo Tribune

---- — PERU – A Peru couple face nine felony charges after state police found an active meth lab in their trailer Monday night.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. Monday, officers from the Indiana State Police Peru Post Meth Suppression Team, along with officers from the Peru Police Department, executed a search warrant on a trailer in the Woodland Hills Trailer Park, 2934 S. 300 W.

During their search, officers say they found an active meth lab, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, meth, and items commonly associated with the manufacturing of meth.

Michael Turner, 53, faces felony charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of chemical precursors, and maintaining a common nuisance.

He faces misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana under 30 grams, exceeding annual purchase limits of pseudoephedrine, and reckless possession of drug paraphernalia.

His wife, Debra Turner, 48, faces felony charges of possession of methamphetamine, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of chemical precursors, maintaining a common nuisance and unlawful sale/distribution of precursors.

She also faces misdemeanor charges of reckless possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana under 30 grams and exceeding annual purchase limits of pseudoephedrine.

The couple was incarcerated at the Miami County jail.

The Indiana State Police encourages anyone with information about the possession, distribution or manufacturing of methamphetamine to call the Indiana State Police Methamphetamine Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756. Information can be reported anonymously.