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By Beth Zumwalt
The ever growing methamphetamine problem in Pike County is keeping the Pike County Sheriff’s Department busy. Last week, the PCSD arrested five individuals on methamphetamine an other drug related charges.
Aug. 26, at 10:54 p.m., the PCSD struck again when a deputy stopped a vehicle on I-72, near milepost 20.
After the initial investigation, the officer arrested Christy L Bass, 43, Amarillo, Texas and Barry C. Washington, 45, Hart, Texas on active warrants out of McClean County, Illinois. , Bass and Washington were arrested on new charges of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of hypodermic syringes.
Aug. 27, at 1:11 a.m. a deputy stopped a vehicle on State Highway 106 near 475th Street east pf Detroit
Following the stop, Dakota L. Matthews, 22, Rodhouse, was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful use of weapon.
That evening, around 8;20 p .m., the PCSD executed a court-authorized search warrant at a residence in rural Griggsville,
Subsequent to an investigation, Douglas D. Reese, age 59, of Griggsville, was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of hypodermic syringes, and unlawful possession of firearms by a felon.
Bass and Washington have had bond set at $5,000 as was Matthews.
Reese’s bond was set at $12,000. All remain lodged in the Pike County Jail at presstime.