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On Thursday, September 7, 2017 units with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, Rensselaer Police Department, Indiana State Police and Newton County Drug Task Force conducted Federal Warrant Arrest on the following individuals:

 

  Shane Howard, white male, age 34 years from Wheatfield, Indiana

  Nicole Bean, white female, age 34 years from Hebron, Indiana

  Brandon Govert, white male, age 40 years from Wheatfield, Indiana

  David Richie Larson, white male, age 34 from Shelby, Indiana

  Brook Hurd, white female, age 28 from Goodland, Indiana

 

 

All of the Federal warrants were the result of a combined Federal and Local investigation into the possession of chemical components for the conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.  By approximately 12:30 P.M. on September 7th all of the suspects were in custody and either being held at an adjoining county jail or in Federal custody of the US Marshals.

 

These charges as well as future suspects, is the direct result of a long term investigation into the criminal methamphetamine production that has plagued the northwest Indiana area. 

 

 

ALL SUSPECTS ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.

 

 

 

By Terry J. Risner Sheriff