Four arrested after motel meth bust

Drug TraffickingCrime, Law and JusticeCrimeLebanonZionsville

Police arrested four people at a motel after a three-month-long investigation into a possible meth operation.

The Hamilton/Boone County Drug Task Force served a search warrant at a Lebanon motel room near I-65 and State Road 32. Officers discovered the remnants of a meth-making operation along with methamphetamine and methamphetamine paraphernalia. A small child was also present, police said.

The task force arrested four people:

  • Joshua Reed, age 30, of the 1200 block of SR 32, Lebanon - A Felony manufacturing methamphetamine within 1000’ of a family housing complex, B Felony possession of methamphetamine within 1000’ of a family housing complex, C Felony possession of precursors within 1000’ of a family housing complex, D Felony maintaining a common nuisance, and D Felony child neglect.
  • Brandi Reed, age 28, of the 1200 block of SR 32, Lebanon - A Felony manufacturing methamphetamine within 1000’ of a family housing complex, B Felony possession of methamphetamine within 1000’ of a family housing complex, C Felony possession of precursors within 1000’ of a family housing complex, D Felony maintaining a common nuisance, and D Felony child neglect.
  • Scott Small, age 35, of the 800 block of Combs, Lebanon – A Felony manufacturing methamphetamine within 1000’ of a family housing complex, B Felony possession of methamphetamine within 1000’ of a family housing complex, A Misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia, and B Misdemeanor visiting a common nuisance.
  • Jason Perkins, age 33, of the 500 block of Market Street, Thorntown – B Misdemeanor visiting a common nuisance.

 

 

Investigators said the investigation began about three months ago and expect to make more arrests related to the meth case. The Indiana State Police Clandestine Team, the Lebanon Police Department and child welfare assisted with the bust.

The Hamilton/Boone County Drug Task Force includes officers from the Carmel, Fishers, Lebanon and Zionsville police departments as well as the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office and the Boone County Prosecutor’s Office also participate.

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