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Indiana State Police-Lafayette District 14-Lafayette, IN
Thursday March 14th, 2013 :: 04:25 p.m. EDT


Three Arrested for Manufacturing of Methamphetamine

Frankfort-This morning at approximately 12:20 a.m. at 307 West First Street apartment number one in Frankfort, IN, members of the Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Team conducted an investigation that resulted in the arrest of three suspects.

Concluding an on-going investigation, Troopers arrived at the location and was met at the door by Danny L. Burton, 58 years old who resides at the residence. The Troopers were let into the residence and could smell strong chemical odor known to be precursors in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

For safety, Burton along with Shawn I. Burton, 33 years old (who also lived at the residence) and Rodrick F. Smith, 44 years old from Frankfort, were escorted out of the house. The suspects were detained in the lobby of the Clinton County jail until such time determination could be made whether charges would be brought against the three men.

Troopers conferred with the Clinton County Prosecutor Tony Sommer and it was determined probable cause existed for a search warrant. Troopers went back to the residence and conducted a search which yielded methamphetamine along with precursors to manufacture meth. All three suspects were charged with Manufacturing of Methamphetamine a Class B Felony and incarcerated in the Clinton County Jail.

Trooper Brook Russell of the Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Team out of the Lafayette Post reminds citizens that if they suspect criminal or any type of drug activity in their neighborhood to contact the Meth Suppression “Hotline” number at 800-453-4756. You do not need to leave your name. All calls are confidential.

All suspects are presumed innocent until and when proven guilty in a court of law.

Indiana State Police-Lafayette District 14-Lafayette, IN
5921 Indiana 43
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 765-567-2125

Sergeant Kim Riley
Public Information Officer for the Lafayette Post

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