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St. Croix man, 69, among 15 charged in Crawford County drug bust

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CRAWFORD COUNTY – Members of the Indiana State Police, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshals Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, Milltown Town Marshal’s Office and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division arrested 15 people Friday on Class A and B felony arrest warrants for drug violations.

Carl Hines, 69, of 12228 Indiana 62, St. Croix, was among the arrested. He faces charges of dealing in a Schedule IV controlled substance, a Class C felony.

The enforcement action stems from a covert drug investigation conducted by the Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section, the Milltown Town Marshal’s Office and the Crawford County Prosecutor’s Office.

The investigation focused on the illicit sale and distribution of methamphetamine, marijuana, hydrocodone and methadone throughout Crawford County. Also charged were:

• Mary Harmon, 74, 219 White Oak Drive, Marengo, dealing in a Schedule II controlled substance (two counts), B felonies and maintaining a Common Nuisance (two counts), D felonies.

• Melissa “Kelly” Harmon, 38, 219 White Oak Drive., Marengo, conspiracy to deal Schedule II controlled substance, B felonies and maintaining a common nuisance, a D felony.

• Esther Smith, 55, 126 S. White Oak Dr., Marengo, dealing in a Schedule II controlled substance (two counts), B felonies; maintaining a common nuisance (two counts), D felonies.

• Ricky Pittman, 52, 2180 NE Trestle Lane, Marengo, dealing in a Schedule III controlled substance (two counts), B felonies.

• Lisa Pittman, 42, 2180 NE Trestle Lane, Marengo, dealing in a Schedule III controlled substance, B felony

• Gail Dillard, 48, 494 Spring St., Marengo, dealing in a Schedule II controlled substance (two counts), B felonies; maintaining a common nuisance (2 counts), D felonies.

• Alvin Crecelius, 69, 3411 E. SR 64, Marengo, dealing in a Schedule III controlled substance (four counts), B felonies.

• Jeremy D. Byerly, 37, 1336 N Depot Hill Road, Marengo, dealing methamphetamine over 3 grams, A felony

• Charles Becht, 48, 7337 Craydon Lane, Milltown, dealing methamphetamine under 3 grams, B felony; dealing in a Schedule IV controlled substance, C felony; dealing marijuana over 30 grams, D felony; dealing marijuana under 30 grams, A misdemeanor

• James H. Graham, 50, 1250 E. Riddle Church Road, English, dealing in a Schedule III controlled substance (two counts), B felonies.

• Jennifer McDaniel, 41, 6335 Corydon Ramsey Road NW, Ramsey, dealing in a Schedule II controlled substance, B felony; maintaining a common nuisance (two counts), D felonies.

• Scott McDaniel, 52, 6335 Corydon Ramsey Road, NW, Ramsey, dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance, B felony; dealing in a Schedule IV controlled substance (two counts), C felonies; maintaining a common nuisance (three counts), D felonies.

• Kenny Mills, 46, 7337 Craydon Lane Milltown, dealing in marijuana over 30 grams.

• Cordellia Patton, 58, Post Office Box 343, English, dealing Schedule IV controlled substance.