Three charged with meth crimes

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By The Staff

TELL CITY - Three Tell City residents were jailed Friday on methamphetamine charges.

Deanna Wheatley, 46, of 1447 13th St.; Dayna Clifton, 36, of 13834 Old Highway 37, and Clarence W. Horsley, 39, of 523 Franklin St. face charges of possessing meth.

Clifton and Wheatley face more serious felony charges of dealing in the drug.

According to court records, police found both women in a car driven by Clifton. Wheatley was allegedly found carrying more than 3 grams of methamphetamine.

Police said pseudoephedrine pills were found in the car, along with a lithium battery and pliers that had allegedly been used to cut open the batteries to remove the lithium needed to make methamphetamine.

Horsley was arrested Friday evening at his residence.