Cory Joe Spinnie, 34, ended up in jail by 10 p.m. Wednesday where he was being held without bond.
During Spinnie's initial hearing in Greene Circuit Court on Friday, he was charged with one count of dealing methamphetamine in an amount of three grams or more, a class A felony, and possession of two or more chemical reagents or precursors with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance, a class D felony.
An investigation into Spinnie's activity started around 7 p.m. when Indiana State Police Trooper Richard R. Klun received information that Spinnie had purchased products that contained pseudoephedrine, ammonium nitrate and lithium metal -- all items that contain precursors used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. And all three were purchased within 35 minutes of each other in different locations.
Other officers got involved in the investigation including Det. Josh Goodman and Patrolman Brock Garrison, both from the Linton Police Department, and other members of the Greene County Drug Task Force including LPD officers and Jasonville Police Department officers.
They learned Spinnie, while traveling around Linton making purchases, had been with a Linton resident and they were able to determine the resident lived in a family housing complex located at 970 I St. NE. They knocked on the door.
The resident gave officers permission to search the apartment. Spinnie did not live there but he was there that evening and was taken to the Linton police station for an interview.
In a probable cause affidavit prepared by Trooper Klun, he said Spinnie first gave a story that was inconsistent with the facts, then did admit to buying the items and that he was in the process of crushing pills when officers arrived - the start of the manufacturing process.
The resident was also interviewed and reportedly said if officers had not intervened, the pseudoephedrine would have been crushed and they would have manufactured methamphetamine the next morning.
Spinnie was transported and booked into the Greene County Jail by Trooper Klun. Spinnie's arrest record, included in an LPD police report, shows several previous arrests in Greene and Owen counties dating back to 1999.