Late Friday afternoon, the Greene County Drug Task Force announced that two drug-related arrests had been made as the result of an ongoing investigation, which started on Thursday.
Justin K. Wright, 31, and Jeremy R. Phillips, 29, both of Linton, were arrested on a variety of methamphetamine charges.
Wright is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a family housing complex ---- a class A felony; possession of methamphetamine, within 1,000 feet of a family housing complex ---- a class B felony; and possession of precursors with intent to manufacture methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a family housing complex ---- a class C felony.
Phillips faces a single charge of manufacturing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a family housing complex ---- a class A felony.
Officers from the Linton City Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle, driven by Phillips, leaving Wright's residence.
During the stop, LPD K-9 Officer Mike Watts and his K-9 Luke conducted an exterior search around the vehicle and got a positive alert.
A search warrant was then obtained and executed on the vehicle. Various items related to the manufacture of 'meth' were seized into evidence, according to a news release from LPD Chief Troy Jerrell.
Jerrell pointed out that two additional search warrants were obtained for the residences of Wright and Phillips.
At Wright's residence, police removed numerous precursors and equipment used in the manufacturing process of methamphetamine, according to Jerrell.
LPD Detective Sgt. Josh Goodman is the investigating officer in the case.
Throughout the investigation, members of the GC Drug Task Force, Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab team and K-9 Luke and K-9 Charlie have assisted, according to the police chief.
Both suspects were taken to the Greene County Jail where they are being held without bond pending an initial court appearance.